Small towns have trouble competing with the entire global economy, but that’s what we are up against. Dave Ivan from Michigan State University is presenting a webinar of ways we can better compete. In 2009, I heard Dave’s Can Small Towns Be Cool talk, and it was FULL of excellent info. You can bet I’ll personally be attending this webinar. Thanks to Dave Shideler for sharing the link. –Becky
Best Practice Approaches in the New Economy
Thursday, December 8, 2011, 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
There is no fee for attending this webinar.
|Downtown Mt. Vernon, Washington.|
About the webinar: Our world has changed and past strategies to add vitality in our cities and towns are failing in a globalized society. Based on the successful approaches from real people in real communities, this presentation is the result of nearly two years of research and site visits to more than 70 smaller and mid-sized communities in 20 states that are experiencing success in a global paradigm. The presentation outlines five pillars of success in the New Economy while providing community examples that operationalize global competitiveness themes.
About the Speaker: Dave Ivan conducts community & economic development programs statewide for Michigan State University Extension. He has spoken at more than 50 state, regional and national municipal and rural development conferences in the United States and Canada. Ivan has conducted previous research on community sustainability, including a 2002 federally-funded project entitled “Small Town Success Strategies, and a 2004 project entitled “Can Small Towns Be Cool.” His current research topics examine small community approaches to compete in the new economy and the use of social media to engage new players in economic development. Ivan’s work was recognized this past year by the Community Development Society for its “current research” award.
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.