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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Governor Dayton at UMD for Economic Development Forum

Campus Community:

Chancellor Black invites you to the following forum:

Governor Dayton Heads to Duluth for Regional Economic Development Summit

On Friday, October 7, 2011, Governor Mark Dayton will convene a regional economic development summit in Duluth at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Governor Dayton will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon and other state and local leaders for the summit which is aimed at gathering the best ideas on job creation from Minnesotans and to highlight Minnesota's strong business climate and economic development opportunities.

Governor Dayton has held regional summits throughout the state, including: Winona, Fergus Falls, Brainerd, Virginia, Faribault and International Falls. These summits will culminate in a statewide jobs summit later this month.

Who: Governor Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon

What: Regional Economic Development Summit

When: Friday, October 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

Where: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kirby Ballroom, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3085

Panelists include:

Governor Mark Dayton

Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon

Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Mark Phillips

UMD Chancellor Lynn Black

Duluth Mayor Don Ness

Rob West of APEX

JoAnn Hoag of St. Luke's Hospital

Bill Ulland of Ikonics

Karen Diver of the Fond Du Lac Band

Dan Urshan of Urshan Retirement Group

Mike Schultz of Sappi Paper

Senator Tom Bakk

Senator Roger Reinert

Rep. Kerry Gauthier

Rep. Tom Huntley

Rep. Mary Murphy