Pat Bench, President of BIBA, speaks on International Trade Issues at Harvard Kennedy School

Dec 1, 2010

LOCAL ECONOMIES: Harvard University hosted a forum called “An International Platter for Local Economies,” at which local business and government officials discuss state and local government efforts to promote business development and job creation. Speakers include Patrick Bench, vice president of public affairs at Rasky Baerlein and former Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment official; Michael Graney, senior vice president of business development at the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts; and Samantha Hammar, innovation district strategist at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. (Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Starr Auditorium, JFK School of Government, Cambridge)