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League of Cities Hosts Discussion on Jobs and Infrastructure

***Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC***

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 11, the  Progressive Policy Institute, the National League of Cities and Building America's Future will host a panel of experts to comment on the necessity for investment in infrastructure at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, during the National League of Cities' annual conference. PPI will also release a new report entitled, "Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Surveying New Post-Crisis Evidence" on this topic, and offer recommendations to policymakers to stimulate economic growth.

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This special event, titled "Investing in Jobs and Infrastructure: Twin Keys for Metro Growth," will include keynote speaker Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania; Chris Coleman, National League of Cities President and Mayor of St. Paul; Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona; Michael Mandel, PPI Chief Economic Strategist; and Diana Carew, PPI Economist.

WHAT: "Investing in Jobs and Infrastructure: Twin Keys for Metro Growth"

WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Lincoln 4–2660 Woodley Rd NW,
Washington, DC 20008


Keynote Speaker 
Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, Building America's Future

Presentation of Findings
Tech Jobs, Opportunity and Metro Growth: Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, PPI
Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Diana Carew, Economist, PPI

Investing for Growth: A Mayor's Perspective
Chris Coleman, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor of St. Paul
Mick Cornett
, Mayor of Oklahoma City
Scott Smith
, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona
Moderator: Fawn Johnson, National Journal

The event will expand on the ideas and findings PPI has championed since 1989 for pro-technology and pro-growth progressives. Publications such as "Obama Goes Big on Infrastructure", "The PPI Tech/Info Job Ranking", and "Tech Hubs Have Better Inequality Performance since 2007 Than Other Large Cities" highlight PPI's belief that support of investment in infrastructure, job creation and technology brings about big economic gains.  

PPI advocates for dynamic economic policies that will allow jobs, technology and infrastructure to expand. It is critical that policymakers support investment in these important sectors for America to succeed on a global economic scale. PPI's position, based on extensive research, is that urban growth as a result of this investment will ensure that America's economic prosperity can improve in the coming years.    

The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent, innovative and high-impact D.C.-based think tank founded in 1989. Through research, policy analysis and dialogue, PPI develops break-the-mold ideas aimed at economic growth, national security and modern, performance-based government. Today, PPI's unique mix of political realism and policy innovation continues to make it a leading source of pragmatic and creative ideas. PPI is a non-profit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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