October 5, 2017

2:15-3:15 PM

Location:
Northwestern Memorial Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Businesses grow and prosper by retaining and reinvesting in the productive capabilities of workers who can transform ideas into innovative goods and services. These workers act collectively and learn cumulatively; they effectively form the middle tiers of innovative business. This conversation addressed the roles for business enterprises, civil society organizations, government agencies, and labor unions in restoring the middle.

Participants included:

  • Eileen Appelbaum, CEPR Senior Economist, author of "What's Behind the Increase in Inequality?"

  • Paul A. Dillon, Veterans Advocate

  • Stephen Herzenberg, Keystone Policy Center

  • Christopher Mackin, Ownership Associates, Inc.

  • Mark Pearson, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Facilitator: Stephen Mitchell, Sullivan Community College and Member of the Board, Institute for Work and the Economy.