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Koch meeting, attendance by sector
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Mike Konczal: CAP on Koch Special Meeting, Attendance by Sector

Did you see the reporting Think Progress did on the secret Koch meeting between industry leaders and conservative reporters/think tankers that broke last week? Great stuff.


Attendance By Sector

But anyway, the Think Progress had a list of the attendees at the bottom of their post, and most had an Industry classification. The Industry classification was added by Think Progress, and a random sampling by me to Google shows that it is accurate.

I wanted to see how the attendance broke down by sector. To start, I removed those Id consider non-industry and instead in the ideas/advocacy/writing area. That includes people without any industry affiliation, and people with the industry affiliation of: Media, Non-For-Profit, Think-Tank, Advocacy, Policy Analyst, Government, Lobbyist.

Next, scanning the list, I broke the industries into six sectors. Here are the sectors, along with what industries went with each in my spreadsheet:

Financial: Banking, Finance, Financial Services, Investment, Investment Banking, Investment Services, Real Estate, Auto Sales (32 total)

Energy: Coal, Energy, Fuel Oil, Koch Industries, Natural Gas, Oil (34 total)

Health Care: Biomed, Insurance, Health Care, Research/Development (7 total)

Manufacturing: Manufacturing, Manufacturing/Services, Shipping/Commerce, Chemicals and Manufacturing, Goods, Goods/Manufacturing (16 total)

Retail/Services: Goods/Services, Retail, Services, Restauranteur (13 total)

Other: Advertising, Attorney, Business, Education, Consultant, Construction, Technology. (18 total)

Not perfect. Should Koch Industries be considered a financial firm? I kept each industry to only one sector. And here is their representation at the meeting:

Thats a lot of people from the financial sector, especially given how much energy was centered around fighting Wall Street Reform on the right over 2009-2010, and presumably overturning it and weakening it will be on the agenda in 2011. I broke down the financial sector into a few categories, though mind you there is going to be huge overlap between banking/finance/investments. I just wanted to see how Real Estate does among representation:


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