Matsui Hosts Discussion with Industry and Community Leaders in Sacramento on Ideas for Driving Innovation

f t # e
Washington, DC, June 2, 2016 | comments


Contact: Lauren Dart

Matsui Hosts Discussion with Industry and Community Leaders in Sacramento on Ideas for Driving Innovation
Roundtable Part of “Building Innovation Agenda 2.0”
Sacramento, CA – Today,Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), along with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18), hosted a roundtable discussion at Sacramento State with local business leaders to discuss ideas for spurring innovation and driving the 21st century economy forward. The listening session was one of a series being held across the country as part of House Democrats’ “Building Innovation Agenda 2.0.”
The Innovation Agenda 2.0 will build on the success of the Innovation Agenda launched in 2007 by House Democrats. Of the 22 planks, 21 have been translated into legislative provisions that have been signed into law.
“As Sacramento continues to grow, we are seeing the opportunities of the innovation economy every day,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “The leaders I heard from today, and others across our region, offer a unique and diverse perspective that spans multiple sectors of our economy; from health care, to education, to clean energy and technology. Their ideas will be invaluable to Democrats’ Innovation 2.0 Agenda, and ultimately, our work to build a 21st century economy that spurs job growth, investment, and ingenuity.”
"Big ideas combined with smart public policies are essential for our economy and its workforce," saidRep. Eshoo. “Congresswoman Doris Matsui's event today is about thought leaders and innovators in California's 6th Congressional District contributing to the national effort of House Democrats to shape an Innovation Agenda that will ensure our workforce is the most competitive and innovative and keep America #1 in the 21st century.”
“Sacramento State was pleased to host Congresswomen Matsui and Eshoo, as well as so many of our region’s business leaders for an in depth talk about how we need to encourage innovation across all sectors of our economy,” said Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen. “Sacramento State’s faculty inspire and foster innovation in their classes and through a number of out of the classroom experiences. It is our goal to ensure that students graduate with the ability to move our economy forward. I am confident that in cooperation with Congresswoman Matsui, the federal government and our business partners, Sacramento State students will cotinine to be leaders in innovation.”
“As part of one of our country’s top public universities, UC Davis Health System is a brain trust of physicians, scientists, nurses and other change makers whose innovations are bringing better medical treatments and cures to patients locally and globally,” said Julie Freischlag,vice chancellor for human health sciences at UC Davis and dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. “We are fortunate to be among so many visionaries in the Sacramento region and look forward to continued and new collaborations that will foster vibrant, healthy communities.”
Learn more about highlights from the Innovation 1.0 Agenda Here
f t # e

Stay Connected

Use the form below to sign up for Congresswoman Matsui's newsletter and get the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.