UM-Flint partners with the Brookings Institution to implement big ideas

FLINT — On May 8, the University of Michigan-Flint’s EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development will host Mark Muro, Senior Fellow and Policy Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, who will present his research on automation, labor market trends, and the future of work. The event will be held at the historic Durant-Dort Factory One in downtown Flint.

This luncheon keynote is open to the public and free of charge, thanks to generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Muro’s recently published study on automation and artificial intelli- gence can be found here, or at https:// and-artificial-intelligence-how-machines affect-people-and-places/

This event is part of an ongoing collaboration between UM-Flint’s EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development and the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, with the intent of convening individuals from multiple sectors throughout Genesee County to create, as a group, strategies to address issues such as the cradle to career talent pipeline and fostering entrepreneurship.

They are gathering input from a wide range of individuals, hoping for input from varying demographic and socioeconomic groups.

UM-Flint’s EDA University Center for Community and Economic Development, which provides entrepreneurship programs and applied research around economic and community development issues, is convening regional stakeholders including residents, municipal and county leaders, business owners, philanthropic organizations, community organizations, and university representatives for these timely discussions that will impact all of our region.

Participation is free but registration is limited to 175. Registration is available at

Details: Email or call 810-241-4053. — G.G.

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