• 00:30

    Economic Development – A Public Sector Perspective

    in Entrepreneur

    This week’s guest is Jim Moore discussing “Economic Development – A Public Sector Perspective.”
    As the Director of the Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County’s Economic Development Office, Moore is charged with carrying forward their strategic vision.  This includes the continuation of diversifying Lee County’s economic base by attracting new high-wage/high growth industries to the area, as well as providing assistance to existing businesses with expansion plans.  Jim is going to talk to us today about some of the exciting initiatives that are underway with their office and the Horizon Council and their new Together, We Mean Business campaign and how our organization can help further this effort.

  • 00:32

    Public/Private Partnerships Work for Economic Development in Tallahassee

    in Entrepreneur

    Join Beth Kirkland and Kim B. Williams on the next Economic Development Today talk show. Ms. Kirkland is the Executive Director of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. and Mr. Williams is Chairman of the EDC Board and President of Marpan Supply among other business ventures. Kim is a lifetime resident of Tallahassee and a successful entrepreneur. He has led the EDC over the past 18 months to build out a very well rounded program of work that touches business at every stage.

    Learn about Tallahassee’s public/private partnerships that are supporting the area’s economy and helping to create jobs. Beth and Kim and discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at Tallahassee Community College and how the organization is leveraging a $450,000 US Small Business Administration grant for the EDC’s new Entrepreneurial Excellence Program. In addition, find out how the area is strengthening the Tallahassee Regional Airport in unique ways that will increase new opportunities for businesses in Tallahassee.

  • 00:43


    in Education


    Things are OK in Duncan OK

    Don't re-invent the wheel . Duncan Oklahoma has figured it out. My friends at PTSCO Education introduced me to Jeannie Bowden from  Duncan Area Economic Development about how they are working with schools K-12 with  the Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest


    www.ok-duncan.com  www.pitsco.com  @pitscoed

  • 00:46

    Economic Development Without Gentrification

    in Entertainment

    Recently, the black leadership in the city of Portland rejected a proposal to builda Tradeer Joe's on a lot that has been vacant for over 20 years. reason being, it was their fear that this development would usher in a new phase of gentrification, displacing the current black population. 

    So, is it possible to have urban revitalization and not have some gentrification take place. We talk with economic development expert, Dell Gines about this. 

  • 00:48

    Finding the Balance and Jobs within Local Economic Development

    in Politics Progressive

    Mike Basile was born in 1966 and grew up dreaming of flying jets and things in space. He graduated high school in Shrub Oak NY in 1984, and earned a BS in Geography from Kansas University in 1990. He was commissioned an officer in the Marine Corps and flew F/A-18s for a few years before finishing his time in the Marines as a flight instructor in Kingsville TX. He moved to Albemarle VA in 2006, where his last kid finished high school. He learned about manufacturing while managing a factory for four years. Now he is studying electronics at PVCC and working at a local electronics production firm. He became involved with the tea party in 2009 and was recently elected president of the Jefferson Area Tea Party.

    Rod Gentry is a Charlottesville-Albemarle native, and graduate of Lane High School and Lynchburg College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and began his career as a realtor with Montague-Miller & Company. He has worked in the banking industry for the past thirty-eight years and was the 2010 Chairman of the Board for the Charlottesville-Albemarle Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Albemarle County Economic Development Authority.

    Mike Basile:  Mike@freedomthing.com

    Rod Gentry:  Rod.Gentry@bankatunion.com

    Peter Cefaratti:  Pcefaratti@embracehomeloans.com

  • 02:32

    EGUA - Marketplace: OKOM - Starving the Beast for Economic Development

    in Education

    In this episode of EGUA - Marketplace we discuss our OKOM method of economic development for Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) businesses, organizations, institutions and entrepreneurs. We 'starve the beast' and reallocate those funds towards capital development, funding our institutions, etc. In this manner we can infuse various Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) businesses, organizations, institutions and entrepreneurs with significant capital in short periods of time - on a weekly basis.

    We possess all that we need in order to secure the success of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) business and commerce. We examine concepts addressed via our SANKOFADWUMA trainings:




    Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan 

    Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu 

    Akwamu Nation in North America 




  • 01:48

    EGUA - Marketplace: OKOM - Pt. 4: Economic Development Model and Nationhood

    in Education

    In this episode of EGUA - Marketplace, we continue our series based on our OKOM: Economic Development Model. We 'Starve the Beast and Feed the Pride' - reallocate funds wasted with white-owned businesses on a weekly basis to fund Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) owned businesses, institutions and organizations. We are targeting 1 Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) business per week for 52 weeks. We examine Amansesew (Nationhood/Restoration) as it relates to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in america and economic development.

    This marks week 3 of our operation. We give an update on the success of our operation to date and the target business of the week: 

    Wehemy Mesu Productions - Cultural Rebirth Connections, owned by Dr. Iya Adjua

    Download our publication and see the list of businesses, organizations and institutions we are targeting:

    OKOM - Economic Development Model



    Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan 

    Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu 

    Akwamu Nation in North America 


  • 00:38

    WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact

    in Jobs

    WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact

    Wednesday, March 4th  |  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

    WIOA calls on workforce boards to track and report some new data elements including credentials attainment, measurable skills gain, training-related costs, and employer engagement. These figures each contribute to the economic impact a board has on its community and region. Boards are in various stages of readiness to track and meet these requirements.  How can your board position itself for better and more consistent data collection, decreased lag time for reporting, and measuring the 'intangibles' like work readiness in a more meaningful way?  Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work.  Join host Ron Painter and EMSI's consulting team for a discussion of best practices already in use by boards around the U.S. and a punch list of steps you can take now for improved measurement of your economic impact in the age of WIOA.

    Special Guests:

    Brian Points, Director of Consulting Services, EMSI

    John Hawkins, Senior Consultant, Workforce and Economic Development, EMSI

  • 01:29

    Economic Justice and Mindful Consumerism.

    in Spirituality

    What role does the average person play in the grand scheme of things and how do our shopping habits contribute to either a just or injust economic and social order?  We are actually more powerful than we think, and our everyday shopping patterns contribute greatly to the state of the world around us.  In this episode I will discuss what I see as being the practice of Mindful Consumerism, and how we can make a conscious effort to change the world around us for the better. http://www.hermetictemple.com

  • 00:43


    in Training


  • 00:29

    A Hard Look at Urban Economic Development

    in Technology

    Bettina Damiani, Project Director, Good Jobs New York, has worked to bring more transparency and public participation to the use of subsidies for large economic development projects. Included in her research has been the allocation of federal funds after the attacks at the World Trade Center site and the subsidies for a new Yankee Stadium. Prior to joining GJNY, Bettina worked for New York City Public Advocate Mark Green and the Coalition for the Homeless. She has a BA in communications and peace studies from Manhattan College and a Masters of urban affairs from Hunter College.  She is also a recipient of the 2006-2007 Revson Fellowship at Columbia University.


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