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    Name: Regional Economic Indicators Forum Breakfast
    Date: October 31, 2017
    Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Exploring the influences on our region's economy.

    National Bank of Commerce, together with leading area educational institutions and business frontrunners, created and continues to sponsor the Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF); a comprehensive research initiative to drive growth, prosperity and collaboration across our region.

    Next Forum: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7-9 am
    Topic: Economics of the Region’s Water Resources
    DECC: Lake Superior Ballroom
    Keynote Speaker: Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota

    Stephen Polasky is a Regents Professor and the Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Applied Economics and the Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior. He is also a fellow of the University’s Institute on the Environment.  His research interests focus on issues at the intersection of ecology and economics and include the impacts of land use and land management on the provision and value of ecosystem services and natural capital, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, environmental regulation, renewable energy, and common property resources.

    He is a co-founder of the Natural Capital Project, a partnership between Minnesota, Stanford, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund.  He served as Senior Staff Economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers 1998-1999.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Science Council for The Nature Conservancy, the Sustainability External Advisory Committee for Dow Chemical, and the Science Advisory Board of NOAA.  He was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2010.  He is a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1986.
    DECC: Lake Superior Ballroom, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 A.M.
    $25 Individual / $200 Table of 8
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