Final Session: Wrap up – Is the Intelligent Community Framework a Valid Approach?

The day ended with  business leaders asking – Minnesota Intelligent Communities: Is this a Valid Approach? We had three business leaders ready to answer the question: Bill Blazar from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Scott Marquardt from the Southwest Initiative Foundation and Joe Sertich from Northeast Minnesota Higher Education District.

It was a great program to end the day as the connection between education and business had come up several times. Some people asked if we are preparing students adequately for jobs today and tomorrow. Some people ask if we have jobs available for students once they graduate. It’s a challenging dichotomy that’s been highlighted as broadband has allowed both businesses and education to take advantage of remote possibilities.

Bernadine Joselyn provides a nice summary of the final session and the conference in the following video…

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