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Hosted by the Institute of Politics Infrastructure Policy Committee, this program attracted over 125 guests to the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh on November 30th for a lively conversation about the concept of economic impact analysis and how it can be used to demonstrate the benefits of infrastructure projects to public officials as well as the public. The agenda featured experts from across the country representing a wide range of sectors.

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8:30-8:40   Welcome and Introductions by Paul Costa, Member, PA House of Representatives and Cochair, Institute of Politics Infrastructure Policy Committee
8:40-9:05  Overview of Economic Impact Analysis (EIA): Potential uses and pitfalls by Steven Landau, Vice President and Director of Transportation and Development, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.
9:05-9:30   Q&A and open discussion facilitated by Stan Caldwell, Director, State Relations; Deputy Executive Director, T-SET University Transportation Center; and Associate Director, Traffic21, Carnegie Mellon University
9:30-9:45   Break

Breakout Session 1: EIA in practice

10:25-10:35  Break

Breakout Session 2: EIA and sustainable development

11:15-11:30  Break
11:30-11:50 Shaping Public Opinion by Parris N. Glendening, President, Leadership Institute, Smart Growth America and former Governor, State of Maryland (1995-2003)
11:50-12:20   Q & A and Open Discussion moderated by Bill Flanagan, Executive Vice President-Corporate Relations, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
12:20-12:30   Closing Remarks by William H. Graham, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Pittsburgh District, and Cochair, Institute of Politics Infrastructure Policy Committee

Look for more information about this issue in the coming year, as the Institute works with community partners on the best way to communicate the economic benefits of infrastructure investment.



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