|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Thursday, January 12, 2006
|News Media Contact
Dr. Richard Florida, public policy expert and author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The Flight of the Creative Class, will be the conference keynote luncheon speaker on Friday, January 13 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Dr. Florida’s remarks will begin at 12:20 PM.
Roberta Gassman, Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development, will speak briefly about the Governor’s KidsFirst initiative and the importance of investing in early childhood education and programs. Secretary Gassman will introduce Dr. Florida.
Florida is joined by other leading economic development experts on the connections between the investment in early childhood programs and economic growth. Other conference speakers:
- Roger Nacker, Director of the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute
- Dennis Winters, NorthStar Economics
- Terry Ludeman, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Labor Economist
The Strongest Links Conference links community agencies, business leaders, policy makers and consumers committed to improving the lives of children and families.
More conference details available at www.collaboratingpartners.com
WHERE: Concourse Hotel
WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2006
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Note: The media are invited to attend any portion of the conference
Content Contact: Rose Lynch