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Ann Arbor Spark

Rule of Attraction: Bringing the Brightest & Best to Michigan

Wednesday, March 17 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In a changing world where work can increasingly be done anywhere, the cities and places with the greatest concentrations of talent tend to excel at economic growth. The most creative individuals want to live in places that prize diversity and offer an abundance of natural beauty and cultural opportunities. The central strategy to retaining and attracting that talent should be fostering/promoting regions, anchored by vibrant central cities, where smart people want to live, work, and play. How do we market the experience of living in these places and entice new residents to come and live and work in Michigan? Hear from our panelists about the strategies tried and being tested to reach new talent across the US and internationally.

Opening Remarks:
Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist

Moderator:
Anne Partington | Director of Entrepreneurial Services & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead, Ann Arbor SPARK

Panelists:
Camille Hoisington | Director of Strategic Projects and Project Lead, Creative Coast at Traverse Connect

Ryan Hundt | Regional Director, Growth and Development at Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Tifini McClyde Blythe| Associate Vice President Human Resources at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Joe Thiel | CEO, Innovate Marquette Smartzone