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  • 16th Annual InterCity Leadership Visit

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    Name: 16th Annual InterCity Leadership Visit
    Date: October 15, 2017 - October 17, 2017
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, but fill out the form (Click on the Register Now button above) to hold your spot on the waiting list! (we often clear 5-10 people from the list, first-come, first-serve and make sure you hold Oct. 15-17 on your calendar so you are available if you get the call to come!)

    InterCity Leadership Visit

    Why Pittsburgh?
    Pittsburgh has a long history as a center of manufacturing and headquarters companies which contributed to a rich civic culture, including renowned museums, parks, libraries, medical centers, etc.  The decline of manufacturing in the late 20th century brought challenges to the region but in recent years, Pittsburgh has seen an explosion in economic activity.

    Today Pittsburgh is leading the nation in terms of the number of young people with advanced degrees and has seen a greater influx of millennials than the national average.  Google and Uber have established research bases in the region to test autonomous vehicles.  Challenges for the region sound familiar to those of us in MSP ? particularly the looming labor shortage.  Pittsburgh expects an average of 29,000 baby boomers to be eligible for retirement each of the next ten years.  Also like MSP, Pittsburgh lacks diversity and has launched several strategies to attract more and diverse populations.

    Among the topics we are likely to explore on this year?s ICLV are how the ?steel city? is creating an arts economy out of the ashes of its former industrial infrastructure. We?ll also look at efforts to create a regional development fund that would provide $49 million in patient capital mortgage loans to catalyze development.  And, we?ll explore Pittsburgh?s burgeoning tech sector that is home to Google, Apple, Bosch, Uber, IBM and some 1,600 tech firms that generate more than $20 billion in payroll annually.  Pittsburgh is also home to federal tech installations, including centers for cyber defense, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy.  And, we?ll learn about how Pittsburgh is capitalizing on its extensive ? and long neglected ? riverfronts to create walkable, dynamic, urban places.

    Dates and Details
    October 15 | Depart MSP at 9:20 a.m. arrive PIT at 12:25 p.m.
    October 17 | Depart PIT at 5:33 p.m. arrive MSP at 6:46 p.m.

    $2495 per person including air, ground transportation, hotel and meals.

    You can follow all ICLV news and information on twitter #ICLV2017 or ?like? our Facebook Page ?InterCity Leadership Visit? where we post articles about Pittsburgh and details about the trip.
    Contact Information:
    Wendy Helgeson
    $2495 per person including air, ground transportation, hotel and meals
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