Wichita State University - SCKEDD Regional Economic Diversification Summit (REDS)

Multisector Collaboration Supporting Sustained Economic Growth for America’s Communities

May 23
WSU Experiential Engineering Building -
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1800 Innovation Blvd,
Wichita, KS


There is no registration fee for the event.

This REDS will focus on four topic areas: Workforce Development, Innovation/Knowledge Transfer, Broadband Development and Trade/Export Development; pulling in priorities identified in the Blueprint for Economic Growth (BREG), the Regional Economic Area Prosperity Plan (REAP) and the SCKEDD 2012 CEDS. 


AGENDA

 8:00 Registration
 8:30 Welcome and Introductions
REDS Overview and Objectives
 Overview: Federal Support Programs
 Break
 Overview: State and Regional Support Programs
 Tour: Wichita State University 3D Experience Center and GoCreate
 Noon Lunch
 1:00 Innovation Objectives, Action and Solutions
Participants provide their ideas and recommendations on leveraging and diversifying innovation technologies and entrepreneurship opportunities, focusing on advanced manufacturing product diversification, applied market solutions for product research, development and testing

Workforce Objectives, Actions and Solutions
Participants provide their ideas and recommendations on workforce issues in the SCKEDD region, focusing on education and training needs for job growth, business retention, expansion, recruitment, economic diversification in the Five County Region - business retention, expansion, recruitment, value added jobs and entrepreneurship

Broadband Infrastructure Objectives, Action and Solutions
Participants provide their ideas and recommendations on the current and future desired state of broadband deployment, financing issues, public/private partnership opportunities, implications for business retention, expansion and recruitment.

Export Strategy Implementation Objectives, Action and Solutions
Participants provide their ideas and recommendations on export opportunities based on the current product and future technology deployment ecosystem

Recommendations/Action Plan Summary

Meeting Summary and Next Steps
 4:00 Adjourn