At the Columbia Forum, economist Joe Cortright told most compelling advice to the audience, which might also be the most obvious: education is the best economic investment strategy. “We’re in a global economy today, and the biggest determinant of how successful you are as an individual, how successful your business is, how successful your community and state is, is really dependent on the knowledge of the people,” Cortright said. 

Value for Dubai

“The natural environment you have with the location, the special characteristics of this place, as a place to live and play; those are all really important” Cortright said further. “You know what’s important and special about this place.” - A special call to action, to embrace the enormous amount of human capital Dubai attracts, and leverage the knowledge from the inside.