Unleashing the Second American Century

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The Milken Institute’s Joel Kurtzman argues that thanks to an abundance of talent in key sectors ¬ biotech, pharmaceuticals, computers, telecommunications, and energy ¬ America remains the world’s dominant manufacturing power, capable of a rapid return to prosperity.
Joel Kurtzman
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

In a discussion of his book, business management and leadership expert Joel Kurtzman makes the argument that America remains by far the world’s dominant manufacturing power, that most of what we produce is recession-proof, and that we boast a stunning level of talent and creativity in the world’s fastest-growing economic sectors — including biotech, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications. Further, the country has a staggering $4.4 trillion in capital now idle. When the business community fully grasps its opportunities and capabilities, he says, prosperity will return.

Kurtzman is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute.

This event is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Business Journal.

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