Russia Nuclear Cities
For the Russia Nuclear Cities program, funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), Ms. Ciepiela-Kaelin led Russian team to assess the economic potential of formerly “closed” or “nuclear” cities. The team facilitated strategy exercises with city and regional officials and businesses to develop a strategic framework for diversifying economic development. The strategy qualified alternatives for development of various industries identified by local officials as high priorities, and made recommendations to city and regional administrations to support development of successful businesses in the city. (1999-2000).