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ADVISORY: Secretary Bryson to Unveil Major Analysis of U.S. Innovation and Economic Competitiveness
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Secretary Bryson to Unveil Major Analysis of U.S. Innovation and Economic Competitiveness

Press Contacts

  • Katie Peters

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, January 6, the Center for American Progress will host Secretary of Commerce John Bryson as he unveils a major new analysis. Referred to as the “COMPETES report,” the analysis will identify key structural challenges to U.S. economic competitiveness and serve as a blueprint for future economic policy debates.

With high trade deficits and wages for the middle class continuing their decade of stagnation, Congress asked the secretary of commerce to conduct a detailed analysis of the structural problems with our nation’s engine of innovation, job creation, and growth. As called for under the America COMPETES Act, the report assesses the biggest challenges and opportunities our economy faces as we move forward into an increasingly competitive and innovation-driven 21st century global economy.

At the event, Secretary Bryson will present the report’s key findings, and a distinguished panel of experts will discuss the results. The panel discussion will be followed by “science fair” breakout sessions hosted by COMPETES report advisory board members and Center for American Progress experts.

WHO:

Welcome and Introduction

  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Keynote Speaker 

  • Secretary John Bryson, U.S. Department of Commerce
    There will be a brief Q&A following Secretary Bryson’s remarks

U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Panel

  • Rebecca Blank, Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce
  • Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
  • Carl Shapiro, White House Council of Economic Advisers
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, Executive Vice President, Center for American Progress
  • Other panelists will be announced at a later date

U.S. Competitiveness Policy “Science Fair”

Four separate breakout sessions will be hosted by COMPETES report advisory board members to highlight ways to fix our nation’s engine of innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Guests are welcome to mingle and visit one or all of the sessions that occur simultaneously in our lobby and event space.


WHEN:

January 6, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions


Nearest Metro:
Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


RSVP:

RSVP to attend this event

For more information, contact Katie Peters at 202.741.6285or kpeters1@americanprogress.org

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