How can the Washington regional economy be re-positioned to remain competitive and grow in a national and global marketplace? What non-federally dependent industries will propel the Washington, D.C. region forward? In what ways can we expect the area to grow through 2025?
These questions and more will be answered at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s “Roadmap to Our Region’s Economic Future” event on Jan, 14, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons.
The half-day event is scheduled to run from 7:15 to 11:30 a.m. Scheduled speakers include John Backus, Dr. Stephen Fuller, Todd Stottlemyer and Dr. Trenor Williams, among others.
Topics of discussion include:
- Regional economic performance in 2015 as a basis for future growth in the absence of renewed federal spending
- Which non-federally dependent industries will provide a competitive advantage for our region through 2025
- Strategies for expansion and capitalization of the region’s unique assets
- Policies, initiatives and investments that can accelerate re-positioning in the national and global economies
- Survey results from local businesses that reflect the region’s economic future and identify requirements for accelerated growth
- Immediate and short-term local private and public sector actions that will help secure the Washington region’s economic future
Fuller will give the keynote speech; Backus, Stottlemyer and Williams will speak about the future of advanced industrial clusters in the Washington region.