Leaders to Discuss Leveraging The BioMedical District as a Center for Innovation and Inclusive Economic Growth
NEW ORLEANS, La. – As the BioMedical District in New Orleans grows into a critical component of the area’s business environment, local business leaders will join an internationally recognized expert to discuss what the city needs to do in order to earn a position as a leader of bioinnovation and medical technology.
The free event takes place Wednesday, September 5. To sign up, click here.
“The Geography of Innovation: The BioMedical District-The Premise and The Promise” will focus on the development of the BioMedical District of New Orleans as an Innovation District and the tools that can be leveraged to ensure prosperity and equitable development.
The Honorable LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans, will welcome the conference’s attendees. Bruce Katz, an internationally known specialist on economic development in urban cities, will be the keynote speaker.
Katz is a former vice president and co-director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution. He was The Brookings Institution’s first-ever Centennial Scholar. As co-founder of the New Localism Advisors, Katz advises metropolitan, national, and global leaders from the government, business, and civic sectors on public reforms and private innovations that advance the competitiveness of metropolitan areas.
Where: Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 700 Tulane Ave.
When: Networking reception at 9:30 a.m. Program from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Attendees: Anyone wishing to attend this free event can click here to RSVP
The conference was initiated by NAI Latter and Blum and is co-sponsored by the City of New Orleans; New Orleans Business Alliance; Greater New Orleans Foundation; Downtown Development District; Greater New Orleans, Inc.; New Orleans Chamber of Commerce; Tulane Medical Center; Ochsner Health Systems; New Orleans BioInnovation Center; Xavier University and the Spirit of Charity Initiative.