Economic Development Opportunities for Minnesota from the Transportation Electrification Sector

December 3, 2020 | 1-2:30pm


Drive Electric Minnesota, Plug In America
Event Description

Who should attend: Legislators and legislative staff, agency staff, regulators, and advocates of transportation electrification (e.g., businesses, utilities, transit agencies, NGOs, etc.)

As Minnesota recovers from the COVID pandemic, the electric transportation future can offer numerous economic benefits such as:

  • supporting existing electric vehicle (EV) jobs,
  • attracting EV manufacturing jobs and additional indirect jobs associated with the sector, and
  • small businesses investing in chargers to attract customers and tourists

This panel discussion features experts who will speak to these benefits for Minnesota, and what supportive policies the state needs to establish itself as a leader in transportation electrification. There will also be a breakout session to further explore topics.
Featured speakers:

  • Bree Halverson, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Dan Lipschultz, former Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • David Ranallo, Great River Energy
  • Dean Taylor, Plug In America
  • Jamez Staples, Renewable Energy Partners
  • Steve Grove, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (invited)
  • TBD, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (invited)

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