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Weekly Update   19 February 2007



  • Job Opening -- Northeast-Midwest Institute's Executive Director
  • Munson to RED
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership -- Briefing
  • Great Lakes Region Economic Growth -- Briefing on Federal Policy Options

Job Opening – Northeast-Midwest Institute’s Executive Director


The Northeast-Midwest Institute – a Washington-based, non-profit, and non-partisan research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states – is seeking an executive director.  The executive director will serve as the full-time chief executive officer of the Institute and coordinate with the Northeast-Midwest Congressional and Senate Coalitions, bi-partisan caucuses that advocate for federal policies on agricultural, economic development, energy, environmental issues.  Click here for a job announcement. 



Munson to RED


Dick Munson, the Institute’s executive director for the past 20 years, is leaving to help start Recycled Energy Development (RED), which will capture industrial waste heat in order to generate clean power and cut greenhouse gases.  “It’s been a great run,” said Munson, “but it’s time for me to face new challenges and for the Institute to benefit from new perspectives.”  He also noted, “After years of writing and lobbying about energy efficiency and innovative technologies, I finally get the chance to put ideas into practice.”  Click here for Dick’s new coordinates.



Manufacturing Extension Partnership – Briefing


The American Small Manufacturers Coalition on Wednesday, February 21, will host a luncheon briefing on the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), the key federal program that helps small and mid-sized manufacturers increase their competitiveness.  Staff from the Congressional Task Force on Manufacturing also will discuss how Hill offices can interact with and support MEP.  The February 21 briefing will begin at noon in 2168 Rayburn House Office Building.



Great Lakes Region Economic Growth – Briefing on Federal Policy Options


Researchers from the Brookings Institution on March 5 will brief congressional staff on renewal strategies for the Great Lakes region.  John Austin and Bruce Katz will discuss findings of their recent report, The Vital Center: A Federal-State Compact to Renew the Great Lakes Region, which highlights the economic strengths and weaknesses of the Great Lakes region and makes recommendations for regional actions and federal policies that can support the economic growth and vitality of this important economic area.  The events are co-sponsored by the Northeast-Midwest Institute.  The House-side briefing on March 5 will begin at 1:30 pm in 2218 Rayburn House Office Building, and the Senate-side session will begin at 3:30 pm in a room to be announced.  Contact:  John Austin at the Brookings Institution. 


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