Apr 24, 2007 — Regional business, political, and cultural leaders are gathering today at St. Lawrence University for the 5th Annual North Country Symposium. It's a strategizing session to boost the economy and quality of life here. Action teams covering topics like arts, tourism, food, and energy will report the work they've been doing since last year's conference. Ed Murphy is the keynote speaker. Murphy directs the New York AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute. He's co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, which brings together labor, business, and environmentalists to address energy concerns in New York. Murphy told David Sommerstein "workplace intelligence" is the key to economic development.