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    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

  • 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 




  • 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

  • 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.


  • 00:31

    Caribbean Diaspora Economic Development With Dr. Glen Laman

    in Women

    Glen Laman is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Jamaican Entrepreneurship: A review of the characteristics, traits and ideas underlying the success of some of the island's most accomplished entrepreneurs.

    He is a certified Project Manager (PMP) and has had an extensive career in corporate America as an Information Technology and Business Project Manager. He has worked for major corporations such as the Coca-Cola Company, JC Penney and AT&T.

    Laman has a doctorate in business administration (DBA) from the University of Management and Technology; an MBA from Brenau University, and bachelors in biology from Pace University.

    Laman has started and operated businesses including a restaurant and an import company that imported frozen coconut water, fruit juice and other products from Jamaica.

    He has received several awards for community service including awards from the National Association for Jamaican Associations and Supporting Organizations (NAJASO), Jamaica 50th Atlanta Committee and the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association.

    Join us on our two-part journey of Caribbean economic development and how it relates to current socioeconomic concerns.

  • 00:34

    Reading & Language Development

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.

    Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.

    This week, Sara will chat with Laura Reisler, director of the Park Slope Communication & Learning Center, who had over 30 years experience treating speech, language and reading issues. On this show we'll chat about reading and language development.

  • 00:31

    Economic Gardening - Growing Your Own

    in Entrepreneur

    Steve Quello is this week's guest on Economic Development Today, brought to you by the Economic Development Foundation. Steve is founder and President of CEO Nexus, a market research firm serving CEOs and related senior management of second-stage businesses. He designs and manages market development programs, including PeerSpectives, a CEO Peer Learning Network delivered to Florida’s businesses through GrowFL, Florida’s Economic Gardening Institute.

    Economic gardening is an entrepreneurial economic development tool that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state. By assisting entrepreneurs, economic developers are planting the seeds for a stronger economy and supportive environments where companies can thrive and prosper.

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