Rep Bizzarro will host a House Policy Committee hearing on jobs tomorrow in Erie

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on 21st century jobs at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at the Manufacturer & Business Association, Forum Room, 2171 W. 38th St.

House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, will co-chair the hearing.

Bizzarro requested the hearing to further explore what more can be done to increase job creation in the region.

The hearing agenda is as follows:

      4 p.m.      Welcome and opening remarks

      4:10 p.m.      Panel One:

  • Brian Slawin, Ben Franklin Partnership NW Regional Director and Portfolio Manager

  • Dr. Valerica Vlad, professor of economics, Penn State Behrend

  • Maggie Horne, director of Small Business Development Center, Gannon University

  • Janet Anderson, Director of Partners for Performance, NWPA Workforce Development Board

4:50 p.m.      Panel Two:

  • Sean Fedorko, co-founder, Radius CoWork

  • Beth Zimmer, co-founder and managing director, Innovation Collaborative

  • Matt Wiertel, director of business development, Velocity Network

          5:30 p.m.      Closing remarks