Investing in Our Future Breakfast

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Joyce Preschool: 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

within Park Avenue United Methodist Church

The Investing in Our Future Breakfast brings together business professionals and community leaders in support of children at a critical point in their development — preschool — where the foundation of a diverse, competitive workforce begins. During this free event, guests will hear from prominent business leaders who make the case for early childhood education as economic development, providing a high public return on investment to our community. Join like-minded professionals looking to contribute to a more multicultural, highly-educated professional community in the MSP metro region.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President for University Relations and International Programs / Professor of Economics at Concordia University. A faculty member since 1987, Dr. Corrie is well known in the community for his work on the economic contributions of immigrants and people of color, and his research has been featured in the national and local media.

He has served on the board of several national, state, and local public and non-profit boards, such as the US Small Business Administration, Governor’s Workforce Development Council, Chair of the Governor’s Working Group on Minority Business Development and the World Cultural Heritage District. He has helped develop foreign study programs in India, China, and Mexico and served on international accreditation panels for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs in India and Mongolia.

Dr. Corrie’s travels have taken him to 25 countries and five continents. He has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He served as Concordia’s Dean of the College of Business and Organizational Leadership from May 2008 to February 2013.

This event is presented by Cargill Risk Management.


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Want to learn more about the economics at work behind Investing in Our Future?
Check out the original paper written by Art Rolnick and Rob Grunewald, peruse this article in MinnPost, or view Rolnick’s TEDxTalk from 2010.

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