Steve Forbes Delivers Keynote at 2013 Better Government Competition Awards Dinner

The 2013 competition sought ideas to facilitate job creation. Our interest was not in how the government can serve as a venture capitalist or pick winners and losers, but rather how to make the Great American Job Engine roar once again. Read the contest guidelines, the Compendium of Winning Entriesand watch video clips of the 2013 Winner, Michael Munday, CEO of Arwood Machine Corp. in Newburyport, MA: Keynote Speaker, Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine; and Jim Stergios, Executive Director, Pioneer Institute.

Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition, founded in 1991, is an annual citizens’ ideas contest that rewards some of the nation’s most innovative public policy proposals. The 2013 competition focused on reforms that facilitate job growth, and Pioneer received hundreds of proposals on topics ranging from improving job training and vocational education programs to removing legal and regulatory barriers preventing small businesses from hiring more employees.

Meet the 2013 Judges:

  • Steven P. Akin, Pioneer Institute Board of Directors
  • Tracey E. Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Natixis Global Asset Management
  • Dr. John H. Friar, Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University
  • April Anderson Lamoureux, President of Anderson Strategic Advisors and former Assistant Secretary of Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Craig Sandler, Managing Partner, State House News Service

Read our Compendium of Winning Entries:

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