Jack Kemp In Tucson To Discuss Economic Development - Presentation canceled
July 10, 2002
Presentation cancelled due to travel schedule conflict.
Former congressman and co-founder of Empower America, Jack Kemp, will speak on "Economic Development and Enterprise Zones" at The University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration on Wednesday, July 17 at 3:30 p.m. in McClelland Hall's Berger Auditorium, 1130 E. Helen Street.
Kemp's presentation is open to the public but seating is limited and on a "first come" basis. Please RSVP to Mary Hanson at 520-621-9954.
"We are pleased to welcome Jack Kemp to campus. His visit is especially pertinent for Tucson since we have recently been designated as an Empowerment Zone by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development," said Eller College dean Mark Zupan.
Kemp has been one of the nation's leading advocates for strong economic growth, free markets, free trade, and tax simplification. He is a strong advocate for revitalizing America's cities through Enterprise Zones to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation and champions expanding home ownership among low-income families.
Kemp served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the presidency of George H. W. Bush and was Senator Robert Dole's vice presidential running mate during the 1996 presidential election. Prior to accepting his Cabinet position, Kemp represented the Buffalo area and western New York in the United States House of Representatives for 18 years. Before his public service career Kemp played professional football for 13 years.
In 1993 Kemp co-founded Empower America, a public policy and advocacy organization with William Bennett, UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, and others. He and Bennett currently serve as co-directors of Empower America. He serves on the corporate boards of technology companies Oracle and Proxicom. He is also on the board of Habitat for Humanity and chairman of Habitat's National Campaign for Rebuilding our Communities.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #14 among public business schools and three of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #44 in the U.S. and #21 among public business schools. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers an Evening MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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