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Luncheon Featuring John Austin, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution

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02/11/20
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N Lincoln Memorial Milwaukee WI, 53202

The Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee will present a joint program Tuesday, February 11 featuring John Austin, author, economist and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Austin will discuss his recent report: As the venture game gets bigger, the Midwest keeps losing out.

According to the report, those working to accelerate economic growth in America’s heartland must face some stark realities. The Great Lakes region continues to export wealth to coastal economies, even as investment leaders try to equalize growth between the coasts and the heartland. The region sees only a tiny fraction of venture capital (VC) deals, despite producing one quarter to one third of the nation’s research and development, new patents, and top talent. Great Lakes VC funds are currently seen as too small or too unknown for investors—at a time when VC is funding fewer firms with bigger exits.

Lunch and networking at 11:45; the program will run from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive downtown. Parking is available to the north of the building – please tell the attendant you are there for Rotary. Seating will be limited for this event and advanced registration is required.

The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration deadline is Friday, February 7. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at joette@milwaukeepressclub.org with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

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  • Rotary Club of Milwaukee

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  • Medical College of Wisconsin

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