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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.

  • 01:59

    Economic Security is Our Religion!

    in Finance

    In this episode of ALI'S MEN Radio, we will paint a clear picture of the possibilities economically for Moorish Americans. We'll give some historical information on Prophet Noble Drew Ali's economic program according to specific Moorish Guide articles. We will also speak with Bro. Exu Miller-El, founder of the Mo'abit Association and co-host of the Silk Road Podcast.He will discuss crypto currency, blockchain technology, peer to peer networks,etc. and it's relevance. It's time to learn how the Prophet's program should be facilitated in 2016 in light of technology. You don't want to miss this show!

  • 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.

  • 00:36

    Economic Concerns for 2016

    in Self Help

    Some economists say that collapse is in progress. Real unemployment/under-employment is worse now than during the Great Depression.


    The economy has never really recovered since the crash of 2008. Published numbers are fudged. Many jobs have moved overseas. Mortgage applications are at the lowest numbers since 1965.


    Our economic downfall is tied to the debt based currency, deceptive banking practices and consolidation of the power of major corporations over financial and political systems. We are on the road to high tech tyranny with a global financial and governance system.


    The increase in the bank lending rate of .25% by the FED may be the trigger that sets off a financial crash fed by the exposure of banks, companies and governments to the ridiculous derivative contracts on sub-prime assets.


    There is an unfolding effort by good leaders to clean up fraudulent debt and restore real value to economics. The challenge is to implement reforms without allowing the elite power cabal to solidify their control in a new world financial system that they dominate.

  • 00:39

    Economic Collapse or Global Reset?

    in Self Help

    Since the sub-prime mortgage crisis and financial crunch of 2008-9, the economy has not really recovered. The tweaked numbers and false claims of recovery are propaganda to the brainwashed masses. More than ¼ of U.S. working age people have no full time job. More than half the population receives government payments for financial support.


    Deep analysts alert that the global power cabal is orchestrating the downfall of the U.S. economy as well as in Europe. With a growing population and high unemployment, households are already stretched thin financially in attempting to pay for necessities and service their debt.


    Our debt based currency, banking and corporate dominance of financial and political systems, are used along with social engineering by the high tech tyranny. The current phase of their long term plan is breaking up of sovereign nations and creating conditions to roll out a global financial and government system.


    A trigger that sets off an financial crash could result in a fire like spreading of closing banks, plummeting stock prices, locking of bond redemptions and wiping out of paper assets.


    On the other hand, insightful analysts, awakened officials and other activists are working to expose and counter the drive of the elite manipulators. There is an unfolding effort to implement a beneficial world economic reset. The main issue is to throw off the yoke of fraudulent debt and establish means of trading that exchange real value rather than expand the controlling debt burden.

  • 01:35

    2016 Economic Chaos & the Mark of the Beast

    in Christianity

    Join Fire & Grace Church LIVE @11:00 AM CST as we look at the beginnings of the prophesied economic collapse and how it will pave the way to the mark of the Beast. The Bible foretold that there would be an economic upheaval in the last days that even having silver and gold and great wealth would not help. We must understand that all of this is being engineered by the globalists to bring in the one world government and the new cashless economic system of the Antichrist. We need to pray and prepare for drastic changes across the world over the next few years because we will be here to face it all. To listen by phone call 347-884-8566.

  • 00:29

    Economic Empowerment -Wealth Transfer

    in Christianity

    Economic Empowerment is the distribution of the commonwealth. The Church, immediately following the day of Pentecost experienced a sudden wealth transfer. More on this on Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 at 10:00 am eastern. Join your marketplace apostle here on Waves of Gloryon blogtalkradio. #economicempowerment #wavesofglory

  • 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.