LANL And RDC Host REDI Summit On Workforce, Housing, Infrastructure Needed For Growing Economy

CEO Innovation+Educate Jamai Blivin moderates the education and workforce session for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Regional Development Corporation hosted Community Conversation on Economic and Workforce Development and the annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit Nov. 20 at Buffalo Thunder Resort. A couple of hundred attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions with tribal leaders, college presidents, mayors, workforce experts and business leaders about the workforce, housing and infrastructure needed to support a growing economy. The event featured Keynote Speaker Dawn Jourdan, the executive associate dean and professor for the Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A & M University. Jourdan is a widely published author on land use, affordable housing, historic preservation and aesthetics regulation and formerly directed the University of Florida’s Center for Building Better Communities, which advocates for innovation in collaborative planning and citizen participation in public projects. Photo by John McHale/