On February 26th the Centre presented Michael Shuman, economist and author of Local Dollars, Local Sense, who spoke on Fostering a Vibrant Sea to Sky Regional Economy. Focusing on local economic development strategies from around North America, Mr. Shuman provided compelling ideas and success stories of how communities shift economic development initiatives into creating more local wealth. Topics included local ownership and self-reliance, public policy, local investment strategies, creating regional supply chains, leakage analysis, and some building blocks for creating a more vibrant Sea to Sky Corridor economy. The event was a huge success with 120+ people from the Sea to Sky Corridor in attendance.
“I thought it was one of the most inspiring events I have been to in Whistler. It’s exciting to think what investing in our local economy can deliver for our community.” (Jack Crompton, Councilor)
Interested in learning more about economic development in Sea to Sky corridor? Like our Local Economy Action Network (LEAN) Facebook page to stay up to date!
Listen to an interview with Michael Shuman on Whistler FM.
Read a Pique Newsmagazine editorial about the event. “Economics expert advises resort to get community diversification plans going. It’s all about growing business locally.”
Event Photos: (Photos credit Coast Photo, with thanks)
About Michael Shuman
- Watch one of Michael Shuman’s Talks
- SFU Instructor Bio
- Post Carbon Institute Bio
- Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Bio
- Cutting Edge Capital Bio
These public events are part of the Centre’s work in the Sea to Sky Corridor that aims to strengthen shared value local economic initiatives. For more information, please contact us 604.388.8421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org