City of Charlotte – economic development keynote and training

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The City of Charlotte, North Carolina had an unusual economic development problem: after a decade of strong growth, where should they go from here? They engaged me to provide and keynote and day-long training session based on my book Future, Inc: How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s NEXT  to city managers. Together we identified the key trend drivers that …

South Dakota Enterprise Institute – keynote and training

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South Dakota has 830,000 spread over an enormous expanse. Known to the general population for Mount Rushmore and little else, you could be forgiven for not associating the state with “economic innovation.” Which is why their Enterprise Institute is such a world-class example for rural governments seeking to keep on the forefront of economic development. With the stated goal of …

National Council of Monaco – forging a national strategy

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Upon His ascension to the throne of Monaco in 2005, His Most Serene Highness Albert II laid out a distinct vision for how the tiny European nation would face the 21st Century laid out in a historic speech. As major economic turbulence hit the US Economy and as the same was foreboding closer to home, the National Council of Monaco …

Belknap County New Hampshire Economic Development – keynote

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New Hampshire is a quiet, beautiful place, covered by lakes, trees, granite hills, and LIVE FREE OR DIE license plates. But behind each shady grove and just past one of the many lakes lies a network of small businesses that include sophisticated light manufacturers and healthcare companies that power New Hampshire’s economy. In my 2012 keynote and executive briefing, we …