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Achieving real prosperity for local communities

Time: September 24, 2012 from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Location: QUT, Gardens Point. B Block, room 117B, ground floor.
Street: 2 George st Brisbane
Website or Map: http://michaelshumanqut.event…
Event Type: seminar/, presentation
Organized By: Energising Communities
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2012

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Event Description

Hear one of the world's most in-demand specialists on community economics

 

Michael H. Shuman

present

Achieving Real Prosperity for Local Communities

 

About our speaker:

Michael H. Shuman is a leading US economist, attorney, community economic development consultant and entrepreneur.     He is a Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital and the Post-Carbon Institute. He has authored several books on local economies including:

How to Move your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity (2012), and

The Small Mart Revolution:  How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (2006).

Michael regularly helps communities analyse economic leakages and identify job-creation opportunities from expanded locally-owned, import-substituting (LOIS) businesses.  In this presentation he will inspire and challenge our thinking on the type of business and financial models available to assist local communities achieve real prosperity. A prolific speaker, Michael has lectured in 47 US states and eight countries on strengthening local economies.

Michael Shuman's speaking tour is being sponsored by Energising Communities, Economic Development Australia, Enterprise & Training Company Ltd and Coffs Harbour City Council.

 

for tickets, book here: http://michaelshumanqut.eventbrite.com.au/link

($25 public, $15 concession, $0 uni student with ID)

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