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Monday, March 11 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Technology Hubs and the Impact on Communities

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Elite tech hubs and up and coming technology hotspots offer much to the community and people in which they thrive. However, these major technology regions are high-cost communities where wealth may be heavily concentrated in only certain areas. While tech communities offer an influx of new and sustainable jobs, an educated STEM workforce and the promise of economic ripples, community advocates must ensure that the economic benefits of tech hubs are available for everyone in the community.

Moderators
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Jenn Jones

Chair of Membership and Policy, NCRC
Jenn Jones joined NCRC in January 2017 as the chief of Membership, Policy and Training with more than 20 years of marketing, policy and development experience. Prior to joining NCRC. Jenn served in the Obama administration as a senior policy advisor to HUD Secretary Julian Castro... Read More →

Speakers
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Michelle Winters

Executive Director, Alliance for Housing Solutions
Michelle Winters is executive director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions, a nonprofit organization that is working to increase the supply of affordable housing in Arlington and Northern Virginia through public education, policy development, advocacy and innovation. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Lena Afridi

Director of Economic Development, Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development
Lena Afridi is the director of Economic Development at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development. Born in Karachi and raised in Queens, Lena is committed to vibrant communities, good jobs, and safe and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income communities of color... Read More →
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Nathan Ho

Senior Director, Housing & Community Development, Silicon Valley Leadership Group


Monday March 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
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