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How Demographics Make Winners or Losers out of Communities

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Join us and our guest Mark Lautman, CEcD, CRE as we discuss his book entitled When the Boomers Bail and the repercussions the coming labor mismatch will have on companies trying to enter or navigate second stage growth.

Mark Lautman, CEcD, CRE, has been a practicing economic developer for nearly three decades. His consultancy, Lautman Economic Architecture Partners, works with states, communities and real estate firms to design and develop new economies.

Mark Lautman is a founding director of the Community Economics Lab, a private not-for-profit think tank innovating new approaches to economic development that work in a labor and capital constrained economy. His consulting practice is conducted under Lautman Economic Architecture LLC.

He is a frequent conference speaker and author of a new book on economic development entitled When the Boomers Bail.

Since becoming a professional economic developer 27 years ago, Mark has designed and managed four economic development programs. Under his direction, these programs procured more than 80 corporate locations accounting for more than 15,000 new jobs, 6 million square feet of industrial space, and $11 billion in new investment. Most recently, Mark was Vice President of Economic Development at Forest City Enterprises and Covington Capital. His business unit was responsible for the design and execution of an economic development master plan to meet the developer’s commitment to create 30,000 net, new economic base jobs for their Mesa del sol project in Albuquerque, NM.

Previous economic development assignments included Santa Teresa, NM, Rio Rancho, NM and Grants, NM. He is Chair of the New Mexico Economic Development Commission.

Mark is a 1971 graduate of the University of New Mexico in Economics, Architecture and Geography and a former Peace Corps Volunteer.

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