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DC Ideas Fest: The Vision of an Inclusive Economy in the District

Join the Urban Institute at DC Ideas Fest to elevate the debate about how we can achieve an inclusive economy for all Washingtonians. DC mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced a new economic strategy to expand and diversify the private-sector economy and tax base, attracting new innovations and technology to the city. Research experts and community leaders will explore how the plan can address the vast disparities in employment and opportunity between different groups of people and neighborhoods and lead to greater shared prosperity.


speakers include

  • Sharon Carney, economic strategy director, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development 
  • Kevin Clinton, COO, Federal City Council 
  • Roy “Chip” Ellis, CEO, Ellis Development Group
  • Adam Kent, senior program officer, LISC DC
  • Gustavo Velasquez, director, Washington-Area Research Initiative, Urban Institute (moderator) 


For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].

Date & Time Friday, May 5, 2017
Carnegie Library 801 K St NW
The Map Room
Washington , DC , 20001
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  • Senior Director, Urban–Greater DC