Industry and Governmental Partnerships from an Economic Development Viewpoint: How Industry can take the Initiative in Creating these Partnerships?

8/24/2021 12:30 - 13:00

  • Industry is the best advocate for industry – no one understands our problems and you don’t get what you don’t ask for
  • The solution paradigms of industry and government for economic development often don’t line up –  our toolboxes and motivators are vastly different. Companies like to be financially successful, governments like to take credit for accomplishments.
  • What are some examples of successful partnerships?  Is there a formula?  What attitude or posture should industry take?  How do you build the bridges?
  • How do you measure success in these relationships and know when you’ve made a difference beyond checking a box?

William Pratt, VP Operations & Director of Creative Design, Kinamed, Inc.