The Indiana University Public Policy Institute and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a policy forum and workshop April 25 that will focus on how to expand economies and innovation-led job growth in smaller communities in Indiana.
The public is invited to attend the forum, “Advancing Economic Development and Workforce Readiness in Micropolitan Areas,” in person at Hine Hall, 875 North St. on the IUPUI campus, or via webcast. Participants are asked to register in advance.
Micropolitan areas — like Speedway or Zionsville — are labor-market areas centered on an urban area that has a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000 people.
Gov. Eric Holcomb will kick off the event, which will include academic experts including IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel, business leaders and public officials.
A news release with quotes from Tom Guevara, director of the IU Public Policy Institute, and Gail Cohen, director of the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy at the National Academies, is available on the News at IU website.