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  • 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.

  • 00:30

    A Super Regional Agenda for Economic Prosperity

    in Entrepreneur

    Stuart L. Rogel is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership. Founded in 1994, the Tampa Bay Partnership is the only entity that provides regional economic development for the entire eight-county, 6,515-square-mile area of west central Florida which includes the metro areas of Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Lakeland, and  Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice and the counties of Citrus,  Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.
    The Partnership is focused on its Model for Prosperity Strategic Plan which concentrates on the four focus  areas of a Vision for Regional Prosperity; A Blueprint for Economic Development; A Transportation  Strategy to Support Regional Transit; and a Broader  Advocacy and Leadership Model.
    A resident of Florida since 1984, Mr. Rogel was the  Regional Director for the Florida office of New  Boston Fund Properties, a full-service real estate development, management and investment company. Prior to that, Mr. Rogel served as Assistant City Manager and Economic and Community Development Director for the City of Miami Beach, where he was  responsible for guiding that community through its  dramatic and successful revitalization and  redevelopment.

    The Tampa Bay Partnership is a regional organization  that works with its partners to market the region  nationally and internationally, to conduct regional  research and to coordinate efforts to influence business and government issues that impact growth and  development.

  • 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.

  • 00:23

    Chris Gibbons - The Father of Economic Gardening

    in Entrepreneur


    This week’s program will feature Christian Gibbons, Director of Business/Industry Affairs in Littleton, Colorado and co-inventor (along with city manager Jim Woods) of “Economic Gardening,” an entrepreneurial approach to economic development. Mr. Gibbons has run this project for the City of Littleton for 24 years. From the period 1990 to 2009 the number of jobs in Littleton nearly doubled from 15,000 to 30,000 and sales tax revenues more than tripled from $6 to $21 million. The City did not recruit one industry during this period, nor did it offer one cent in incentives or tax rebates.


    Mr. Gibbons received a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and worked for the City of Oklahoma City and San Bernardino County, California before establishing his own consulting firm in 1977. From 1977 to 1987 he consulted on a variety of community and economic development projects in Colorado, Wyoming and California. Mr. Gibbons has been married to his wife Diane for 42 years and they have two adult sons.

  • 00:30

    Bay County Florida – Reviving the Economic Engine

    in Entrepreneur

    Bay Countyis located in the heart of Florida’s Great Northwest overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Along with its world-renowned beaches, Bay County boasts an educated and enthusiastic workforce which creates a wonderful business environment.
    Our guest, Janet Watermeier, currently serves as the executive director of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, Bay County’s public-private partnership for economic development. She has been involved in both private and public economic development at the state and local level for over 15 years.  Her experience includes serving as the economic development director and community redevelopment director for Lee County (Fort Myers area); as the principal owner of an economic development consulting firm; and as vice president of commercial operations for a publicly traded master planned community developer, Westinghouse Communities, Inc. (WCI).
    Janet was appointed by Florida’s Governors to serve on Florida’s Transportation Commission, Enterprise Florida, the Regional Planning Council and several statewide task forces. She has served on many local and regional boards including chair of the Southwest Florida International Airport Special Management Committee during its $450 million expansion.
    Janet graduated magna cum laude from Virginia’s Old Dominion
    University with a degree in economics, received a graduate fellowship and later attended the State University of Buffalo School of Law.

  • 00:31

    Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) Impacting Florida's Economy

    in Entrepreneur

    Our guest this week is Fran Korosec, Director of Client Services for the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Learn how this public/private partnership is helping to support entrepreneurship and create jobs in Florida.

    Fran Korosec is the Director of Client
    Services for The Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. Fran oversees all aspects of the GrowFL program, including administration and outreach, technical assistance, CEO forums and roundtables. Fran brings 25 years of experience in management consulting, integration services, technology development, & manufacturing. He is a seasoned executive with a unique combination of business development/sales, program management, and technical expertise.

    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.

  • 00:30

    Mid Year Economic Update

    in Self Help

    A major change in the economy has been unfolding for several years. It is reaching a financial crisis that will no longer be unnoticed by most. It is possible that social chaos could result.


    The Greek and European debt crisis has come to a head, as well as the one in Puerto Rico. The bond market is failing. With interest on bonds so low that some rates are negative, as interest rates now rise to draw investors, the older bonds are falling in value. The stock market may fall with bonds as the ridiculous derivatives market crashes. Very few people have a full time job with benefits and enough pay to meet living expenses and service their debt.


    Inflation has been in gear in needed items like food, health care and utilities. Even though crude oil prices fell earlier this year, they have risen back somewhat, and gasoline prices are close to $3 again. Meanwhile the “petrodollar” is being abandoned in the world oil markets. Will the dollar fall? Will gold and silver skyrocket? What about real estate? Will currencies be reset, perhaps even backed by assets?


    Is this an engineered collapse to set up a world economic governance via trade agreements and international institutions? It is wise to be better prepared for the changes in progress.

  • 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.

  • 02:00

    Economic Importance of a Comprehensive planning

    in Business

    Welcome to Crowd Talk on Crowd Radio! Today's show topic is Baby Boomers Purchasing Power. The Power of the Crowd. Powered by The Marketplace & The Crowd www.themarketplace.us - Topic of discussion on today's Economic Roundtable & The Marketplace show:  Economic Importance of a Comprehensive planning

  • 00:32

    Crowd Finance - The Catalyst for Economic Democracy

    in Business

    Dara Albright is an industry leader and expert in crowdfinance movement.  She has spearheaded initiatives to educate, inform, and create a community of collaborators with her renowned conferences and webinars.  Dara is admired and respected by the some of the most prominent figures in the financial industry and legislature as she provides fertile environments for them to come together to understand the uniques challenges and tangible concerns of the prime stake holders within this new financial landscape- the investors and the entrepreneurs.  She joins Karen Rands' Compassionate Capitalist radio show to share insights into the current state of the crowd finance industry and the terrific opporutnity that the new regulations provide for investors and entrepreneurs alike for Economic Democracy. Dara's FinFair and LendIt conferences are the 'must attend' events for industry insiders. 


    We are in a unique time in American history.  For the first time, investors and entrepreneurs are experiencing "Disintermdiation" - the attempt to do away with the intermediary entities between two primary market forces to eliminate the middle man.


    Tune in to learn about the unique opportunity and risk available to investors to gain access to this dynamic asset class - private equity and entrepreneurs to raise capital directly from qualified investors in the public marketplace through Reg D 506c and Reg A+.  


    To learn more about Dara Albright and research this topic further, please visit http://daraalbright.com.  
    Investors seeking knowledge about investing in early stage companies and entrepreneurs seeking guidance on creating a direct public offering, visit http://kugarandholdings.com 

  • 00:24

    LiwiProsper Economic Update

    in Finance

    Monthly "Changing Times" economic update