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Past Events

Impacts of Freight Rail on Minnesota's Economy

February 26, 2016
University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN

This event explored freight rail's impact on the Minnesota economy, including a new study on the number of jobs rail contributes to in Minnesota, the industry clusters that are dependent on rail, and a new online freight atlas that can be used to better understand freight flows in the region.

Autonomous Vehicles—The Legal and Policy Road Ahead

October 31, 2014
University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN

The conference convened a multidisciplinary group of leaders from academia, government, industry, and civil society to explore the legal, ethical, technical, and policy dimensions of automated and autonomous vehicles.

Mapping the Midwest Future: Regional Innovation Clusters and Competitiveness 

September 29-30, 2014
University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, MN

This conference focused on the economic competitiveness of the Midwest region and the industry clusters that are critical to its future economic prosperity.

2013 Fall Forum: Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness 

University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
September 20, 2013

Freight Transportation is vitally important to jobs and economic competitiveness in Minnesota. Local and national perspectives on freight transportation and economic competitiveness were discussed by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Matt Rose, CEO of BNSF Railway; and former Congressman James L. Oberstar. The event included two panel discussions featuring businesses and local policy makers.

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