This Thursday, January 22, from 3:30—5:00pm, GOPC's Executive Director, Lavea Brachman will present at OSU's Center for Urban & Regional Analysis. Her presentation, "Shining Cities on a Hill or Lights Under a Bushel? Realizing the Economic Potential of Ohio's Cities, Towns and Metros" will discuss:
Throughout our history, American leaders have characterized our communities as potential “cities upon a hill.” One of Ohio’s greatest resources–as well as one of the state’s most powerful economic engines–are its many cities, towns and metros. But are we sufficiently leveraging assets to retain the current workforce, to realize their potential as centers for innovation, and to fulfill their potential as affordable and livable communities?
This talk will discuss current impediments to leveraging these places’ economic potential; identify solutions to restore prosperity; and outline plans for regenerating economic growth in Ohio’s cities, towns and metros that build on their past and prepare for the future.
The presentation will take place in 1080 Derby Hall at 154 N. Oval Mall in Columbus. All are invited and refreshments will be provided. We hope you join us!