Chamber’s Valley Voices event series presents  “The Intersection of Higher Education and the Economy”

With the well-paying careers of the future requiring increasing levels of training and knowledge, higher education is increasingly recognized as an important component of economic development. As a result, colleges and universities are taking an active role in economic development and public policy to advocate, promote and grow the local economy.


WHO: Join the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce to hear two of Arizona’s leading advocates discuss higher education and its role growing the economy:  ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, chancellor of Maricopa Community College District. Moderating the panel discussion will be Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation.
WHAT: Crow and Harper-Marinick will discuss the intersection of education, public policy and economic development in Arizona’s higher education landscape and provide an inside glimpse at the education of tomorrow. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the education leaders after the panel discussion.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
8 – 8:30 a.m. | Check-in and networking
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Program
MEDIA: Media are welcome to attend at no charge, courtesy of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Contact Jill Brownley at to set up an interview with the keynote speakers or Chamber executives.
COST: Greater Phoenix Chamber members: $30 | Non-members: $40
TWEET: #ValleyVoicesAZEd
QUESTIONS: Contact or 602.495.2182.


About the Chamber’s Valley Voices event series
From the development of the Ebola vaccine to the discovery of the former planet Pluto, Arizona is home to many great leaders, thinkers and doers! The Valley Voices event series features local thought leaders discussing important issues impacting the Valley’s business community. Attendees will hear thought-provoking keynote addresses and calls to action to the business community that will help strengthen our economy.


About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s largest Chamber. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber also enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community.


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