Economic round table July 22

Do robotics teams and skill programs have an economic effect on an area?

This topic will be discussed at 12:30 p.m. July 22, during the Robo-Con festival at the Lapeer Center for Innovation. The discussion is open to the public.

Audience members will hear from Ken Morris, vice president of Global Product Integrity at General Motors; Tony Diodato, founder and chief technology officer of Lapeer’s Cypress Integration Solutions and the Lapeer Robotics program advisor; and Valerie Jemerson, the work-based learning specialist for the Michigan Talent Investment Agency. The discussion will be moderated by Wes Smith, View Newspaper Group publisher.

Audience members will be able to ask questions of panelists during the roundtable discussion; reader questions are also welcome. Send questions to

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