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VIDEO: Benefactor Howard Milstein Explains Impetus Behind Milstein Symposium

Opening Comments by Howard Milstein

 "I am a beneficiary of the American Dream," Howard Milstein stated in comments to open the Miller Center's Feb. 5 Forum with Governors Haley Barbour and Evan Bayh. Barbour and Bayh participated in the Forum as co-chairs of the Milstein Commission on New Manufacturing. Howard Milstein, benefactor of the project and chairman, president, and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust and its operating bank Emigrant Savings Bank, introduced the session by explaining the genesis and goals of the Milstein Symposium: Ideas for a New American Century.

The goal of the initiative, he said, is to gather experts and identify thoughtful, nonpartisan, and practical solutions that reinvigorate the American Dream, "as typified by the notion that each succeeding generation would have the opportunity to do better than the last, to be better educated, to achieve more economic stability and security, and to get the chance for ever greater success." 

The Symposium focused its first year on industries that have historically provided middle-class jobs; the first commission within the series examined small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises.  The report by the Commission on New Manufacturing will be released later this summer. 

The press release announcing the gift and further outlining the project can be found here

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