2019 Washtenaw Economic Club Luncheon Series
March 28, 2019 | Washtenaw County Economic Outlook
University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Donald Grimes will present the
results of the Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County. This annual information-packed
report gives you the data you need to make important decisions for your business.
Donald R. Grimes, Director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics and Research Professor, Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy, University of Michigan
Gabriel M. Ehrlich, Associate Director of Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, University of Michigan
May 9, 2019 | Digital Inclusion: Dealing with the Digital Divide
Craig D’Agostini, Vice President, External Affairs
While technology plays an important role in our daily lives, across the globe a gap still remains between those individuals and communities that have access to Information Age tools and those who don’t. Discover how fostering innovation, internships and small business incubators helps begin to bridge that gap.
September 12, 2019 | The Smart Grid, Energy Infrastructure, Planning and Initiatives
Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy
With their vast communications network and extensive project management experience, energy companies can play a major role assisting cities in the planning and development of the smart city infrastructure. Find out how DTE Energy is working with cities in the greater Detroit metropolitan area to create smart cities, and what their longer-term vision is.
November 7, 2019 | The Importance of Diversity in the Growth of your Business
Marlin G. Williams, Assistant Vice President, Economic Development, Wayne State University, Chief Program Officer, Tech Town Detroit
A diverse workforce can bring companies opportunities to increase profitability and achieve growth. Gain knowledge of how diversity programs are creating environments that foster competitive advantage, innovation and economic advancement.