06/27/2013 07:17 pm ET Updated Jun 27, 2013

Unlocking The Potential Of Small Business In America (VIDEO)

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p EST

Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson moderates a panel discussion on Thursday, June 27, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST, with Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, and Former US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. The panel will explore the importance of small businesses to municipal economies, as well as the importance of establishing and scaling local economic development ecosystems.

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