This event will be held Friday, May 18 at the Tower Theater in Bend from 7:30 to 9:30am. Karnopp Petersen has gathered national and regional leaders to present proven case studies partnering economic development and higher education to invigorate rural economies like Central Oregon.
Ed Ray, president of Oregon State University, recently challenged Central Oregon at his City Club address, “If this community doesn’t step up and take the lead… I think we’re going to miss the opportunity.” How can we step up? What can Central Oregon do to further higher education regionally when State funds are tight and the economy is dismal?
Too often Central Oregon’s higher education debate is entangled in what the region can’t do instead of what it can do. To shift the direction of the conversation, Karnopp Petersen has gathered national and regional leaders to present proven case studies partnering economic development and higher education to invigorate rural economies like Central Oregon. Counter Intelligence: Unraveling Central Oregon’s Higher Education Debate will explore the economic effect of improved higher education in Central Oregon. Speakers will examine how collaboration between higher education and economic development can result in job creation and business profitability for Central Oregon. They’ll address the tough questions facing our region:
- What do companies, entrepreneurs and employees in Central Oregon need to flourish in a global economy driven by technology and innovation?
- Is there a connection between regional competitiveness and a proactive higher education system focused on entrepreneurialism?
- How can Central Oregon use its strengths to facilitate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life?
The Karnopp Petersen Business 20/20 Executive Breakfast Series brings prominent business experts to Central Oregon to encourage new ideas, promote professional growth and provide sophisticated educational opportunities to Central Oregon’s business community. This series is already generating excitement in Central Oregon, as it provides a unique opportunity to network with other business executives and discuss important topics facing Central Oregon. Karnopp Petersen Business 20/20 challenges public and private community leaders to address critical issues affecting business development in Central Oregon, including financing, higher education, regional transportation, water rights and communication infrastructure. For more information about Karnopp Petersen Business 20/20, visit www.kpbusiness2020.com.
Based in Bend, Oregon, Karnopp Petersen LLP was recently voted “Most Recommended Attorneys” in Central Oregon by Central Oregon Magazine. For more than 75 years, our lawyers have been serving the legal needs of businesses and individuals regionally and throughout Oregon. Local roots and strong community ties have created a firm devoted to local clients and their causes. Our attorneys provide legal expertise in a variety of areas, including business law, employment law, civil litigation, creditors’ rights, real estate, land use and estate planning. Karnopp Petersen LLP is the largest law firm in Central Oregon and serves Oregon communities throughout the state.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, and because this event focuses on higher education, a student ticket can be purchased for $15. Price includes breakfast and networking. Purchase tickets and learn more about this event at www.kpbusiness2020.com.