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Speaker - Bill Bates
Bill Bates is a Senior Advisor to the Council on Competitiveness. He was previously an Executive Vice President with the Council and the founding Executive Director of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. He has led multi-year initiatives to explore the economic opportunity for advanced manufacturing in the United States and the development of a […]
Keynote - The Hon. Jed Kolko
Jed Kolko is Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. In this position, Kolko coordinates economic analysis for the Commerce Department and provides direction and oversight for the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Chief Economist in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. Before joining the Commerce Department, Kolko served as chief economist at Indeed, […]
Co-Host - The Hon. Deborah L. Wince-Smith
The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, a non-partisan leadership coalition of CEO’s, University Presidents, Labor Union Leaders, and National Laboratory Directors, all committed to developing policy solutions and national initiatives to drive future productivity growth, prosperity for all Americans, and the global success of American business. […]
Statement on the Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act
Washington, DC--The President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness Deborah Wince-Smith today issued the following statement on Congressional passage of the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act. "The United States faces global challenges and competition across the scientific, research, and innovation landscapes greater than we’ve ever seen before. China’s share of global research and development […]
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