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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.

  • 00:23

    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

    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.

  • 00:40

    Economic Collapse in Progress?

    in Self Help

    Major economic changes have been unfolding for several years. We are now reaching a financial crisis that will get everyone‘s attention. There is a great potential for social chaos to result. 

    With interest on bonds so low that some rates are negative, the decision to increase interest rates before long could crash the markets. 

    Meanwhile, very few people have a full time job with benefits and enough income to meet living expenses and service their debt. Financial slavery replaced and expanded on physical slavery after the Civil War. Now we are reaching the point of realizing the low end experience of that financial prison.

    Alternative economists warn that sluggish economic activity, market drops, dollar decline and wealth redistribution may soon bring financial wipeout of the middle class and widespread poverty.

    The orchestrated migration of refugees from the middle east, who are being difficult to manage, are exacerbating the financial crisis in Europe and soon may in the U.S. Now the hostilities seem to be bringing on World War III.

    It is certainly time to get prepared and make plans with compatible friends.

  • 00:35

    Economic Problems and Concerns

    in Self Help

    A major economic crisis has been unfolding for a few years. The falsified recovery presented by officials and the media after the 2007-8 crash is now being exposed. Quantitative easing and zero interest are tricks to hide the global economic collapse as long as possible.

    We are nearing an intended financial crash that is designed to result in social chaos as the “greater” depression becomes obvious.

    With the interest rate on bonds so low that some rates are negative, an inevitable rise in interest rates may fuel the developing bear markets in stocks and bonds. The dollar is being abandoned as the world reserve “petrodollar“. There may be a serious loss of dollar based assets such as bank accounts, as the ridiculous derivatives market collapses.

    International trade has fallen to a trickle. Very few people have a full time job with benefits.

    Inflation has been in gear in needed items like food, health care and utilities. At the same time the deflation in commodities, especially crude oil prices have countered inflation and kept the dollar alive. Will the dollar fall and gold and silver skyrocket? What about real estate? Will currencies be reset, perhaps even backed by assets?

    The debt and financial crisis in Europe has been compounded with the orchestrated migration of refugees from the middle east who are being difficult to manage. Meanwhile the major powers are engaging in hostile policies that seem close to starting World War III.

    An alternative real gold currency is now available in the form of a payment card with 1 gram of gold embedded in it that is already being used in transactions in Europe and the U.S.

  • 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.

  • 00:29

    Economic Collapse or Total Transformation?

    in Self Help

    The talk among economists for the last couple of years has been about when a collapse will hit. Some have anticipated that the markets would crash along with the dollar. We have been in a deepening recession since 2008, despite the fudged economic numbers that hide this. Soon the financial crisis will be no longer unnoticed by most. It is projected that social chaos could result. 

    However, a couple new breakthroughs may transform the world economy for the better. A lot of problems could be resolved and a new “renaissance” may develop.

    The Keshe Foundation is introducing a plasma energy generator unit as open source, with no patent. As this inexpensive "Magrav" technology spreads around the world, it is projected to power homes, vehicles, businesses and more, at almost no cost. If it works as described, it could eliminate the need for burning fuels - coal, oil, gasoline, nuclear materials, solving the “energy crisis” and bypassing any effect these old methods may have on climate change. However, this technology is currently banned in the U.S. by executive order.

    DISCLAIMER: Jon Miller and Natural Health Enterprises do not promote the use of Magrav technology in the United States.

    Meanwhile, an alternative real gold currency is now available in the form of a reliable card with 1 gram of gold embedded in it that is already being used in transactions in Europe and the U.S. This is a means of exchange that will retain its value much better than methods based on “fiat” currencies like the dollar.

  • 00:32

    The Grind Talk Show "Economic Crisis Is Ahead!"

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    The Grind Talk Show

    "Economic Indicators...Crisis Is Ahead!"

    Monday 11/30/2016

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (MST)

    Dr. Kim & Duane Bluestein

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    The Grind Talk Show "Economic Indicators...Crisis Is Ahead!" News headlines read "Gold prices plummet to 6 year low," "Retail stocks in the red" "China stocks tumble..."CEO of Brazil largest investment bank arrested" on and on. Every where you turn the economy is struggling. Economic crisis are looming not just in the US but it's at a global economic situtation. Instead of waiting for crisis to cry for help, let's strategic plan today for tomorrow's unexpected crisis. As entrepreneurs what do we need to prepare for an economic crisis? Join Dr. Kim and Duane Bluestein in the studio as we discuss the economic problems and solutions any entrepreneur can utilize.

  • 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.

  • 00:32

    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.