Jobs Summit 2012

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Registration and Lunch: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

2012 Participating Governors

 The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware
The Honorable Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska
The Honorable Gary Herbert, Governor of Utah
The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin

A central part of the Summit was the release of an updated edition of Enterprising States, which took a comprehensive look at how states are positioning themselves for economic growth and investing in the future.  The bipartisan Governors’ Roundtable was moderated by Major Garrett, Congressional Correspondent for the National Journal, following remarks by Tom Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a research presentation based on the data released in the Enterprising States study.

In addition, a new case study was presented, titled Growth, Jobs and Innovation at the Local Level, which focusied on the cities of Denver, Colorado and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

That panel included:

  • The Honorable Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver
  • Kelly Jean Brough, President and Chief Executive Officer, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Riopelle, Senior Vice President of Operations, DaVita Inc. 
  • The Honorable Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
  • Dennis Yablonsky, Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Greg Babe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bayer Corporation USA and Bayer MaterialScience LLC; Chair, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; and Vice Chair, Allegheny Conference on Community Development