If you don't know what you're doing on September 4, you do now. You'll be in Charleston, WV for "A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State," a one-day conference being put together by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Here's the event description from the website, where you can also register (it's free!):
Join Anne Barth of TechConnect, the Honorable Alan Mollohan, Charlotte Weber of the Robert C. Byrd Institute, Chris Yura of SustainU Clothing, and other speakers for a series of engaging and vital discussions of West Virginia's economic future.
In an effort to focus on moving West Virginia forward, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the Union of Concerned Scientists will convene a forum seeking to spark an honest, objective, and open discussion about the potential for future economic development in the state. Our goals are threefold:
- to provide a relaxed atmosphere for diverse perspectives and exchange of views;
- to identify needs and pathways for moving the state forward; and
- to celebrate the successes of local communities in creating new economic opportunities.
Attendees will include local community leaders, elected officials, industry executives, academics, policymakers, union leaders, and advocates.
The event will be held at the Walker Theater of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, One Clay Square, Charleston, WV, 25301.