Examining the Future of Public-Private Partnerships

Examining the Future of Public-Private Partnerships

Building on over a decade of work on public-private partnerships and offices of strategic partnerships, Jim Ferris joined The Future of Public-Private Partnerships: A Conversation with Sector Leaders to discuss the future of public-private partnerships in Detroit on June 28 at Wayne State University. The panel, part of the Council on Michigan Foundations 50th anniversary set of events, focused on the future of public-private partnerships, developing a future-focused mindset, and developing a shared future across sectors so our communities are not left behind.

Moderated by Trista Harris, president of Future Good, the panel explored where current trends are headed and how we can build the future we want to see for ourselves, our sectors, and our communities—and then led into a panel discussion sharing points of view that span public-private partnerships at each level of government and engagement. The panel also included Melanca Clark, president and CEO of Hudson-Webber Foundation and Neal Hegarty, Vice president of programs at C.S. Mott Foundation.