Economic Club of Indiana – David Johnson address
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Century Center, South Bend, IN
Registration/More Info: http://www.economicclubofindiana.com
The Midwest: From American Gothic to American Renaissance David Johnson has always stood out for his accomplishments â€“ most recently for his ability to bring together business and education leaders to promote the valuable life sciences industry in Indiana. Johnson received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude form Harvard University before studying at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and earning his juris doctorate from Harvard Law. A successful private attorney, Johnson became president and CEO of BioCrossroads in 2005. Under his leadership, the organization has raised nearly $200 million for life sciences investment in Indiana. Life sciences has long been a key industry for Hoosier jobs and economic growth. Indiana ranks in the top five nationally for number and concentration of life sciences careers. BioCrossroads is building on this foundation by connecting key elements of the industry and investing for future growth. A little about Mr. Johnson’s speech: Using American Gothic, the iconic image of rural America as his starting point, David L. Johnson will explore how global challenges to our traditional economy of farms and big factories provide new opportunities for the Midwest to emerge as a 21st-century economic powerhouse, particularly in the life sciences sector.