All interested parties are invited to attend the second convening of the Global Great Lakes Network, which will be held June 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh. This important event will feature the sharing ideas and best practices that promote immigrant attraction as an economic development opportunity. We will continue to build on our work over the past year and grow our network, and we look forward to your participation! There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
The day-long public conference will kick-off with remarks from Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. The main themes of the event will be attracting and retaining immigrants to the region to enhance opportunities for overall economic growth, and also on ways to connect those newcomers with the local population, especially underserved communities.
A screening of the film Transfusion, about connecting immigrant and African-American communities in Columbus, Ohio, will take place in the evening, to which the public is also invited. See the registration form for details. A working session for Global Great Lakes Network participants will be held in Friday, June 13.
*Currently space is limited to 220 participants and may be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Travel and lodging information can be found here. Check back for updates.
We look forward to your attendance!