Council President & CEO Ann Marie Stieritz represented South Carolina at the United States-European Union workshop on industry clusters organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce in November. The workshop brought together cluster policy-makers, experts and policy-oriented researchers from the U.S. and the E.U. to exchange best practices on industry cluster mapping, cluster data portals and cluster-based economic development policies and programs. Ann Marie served on a panel entitled “Current Programs and Priorities in Cluster Policy” and spoke to the Council’s efforts managing several statewide and regional cluster initiatives. She was joined on the panel by:
- Dan Correa, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Tom Guevara, Economic Development Administration
- Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
- Robin Barnes, Greater New Orleans, Inc.