Delicious Development: How Local Food Creates Community Prosperity
Saturday, 19 October 2013 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The fabulous Michael Shuman is back for one-night-only in Brisbane. Join Energising Communities and the Food Connect Foundation to find out how local food systems can catalyze prosperity for communities - keep our dollars circulating in our local economy.
Michael Shuman is a well known community economist, attorney, author and entrepreneur. He is a founding Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He regularly undertakes 'economic leakage' studies and assists communities to identify and establish job creation opportunities.
A prolific speaker, he has lectured for more than 30 years across 47 US states and eight countries. He has recently published his third book on local economies entitled “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity”.
‘In the face of multiple increasing global uncertainties - economic and environmental - the need to build the strength and resilience of our local economies has become very clear in the last few years.
This presentation outlines how we can work toward achieving that aim by encouraging entrepreneurship and cooperation between business and citizens locally and by harnessing local investment to support the start up and expansion of locally owned enterprises’.
When & Where
Energising Communities and the Food Connect Foundation
Energising Communities Ltd is working to build resilient local economies through the creation of sustainable enterprises and community initiatives. Find out more - visit us online at www.energisingcommunities.org.au