Spur Winnipeg: Michael H. Shuman: The Local Economy Solution

  • May 7, 2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange

Co-presented with the CMU Centre for Ecological and Economic Resilience, Spur asks in what conditions are local economies better at creating jobs and prosperity than transnational corporations? After a decades-long focus on globalization, and in a world where the nature of work has changed so dramatically, can a focus on building local resilience create positive change, both for individuals and for communities?

Renowned American thinker Michael Shuman proposes that governments should nurture a new generation of self-financing “pollinator businesses,” to create jobs and the conditions for future prosperity.

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is an architect of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012  Shuman is currently Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets and a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital. He’s also a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and an adjunct instructor in community economic development for Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Michael has authored or coauthored eight books.  His most recent book, with Chelsea Green, is Local Dollars, Local Sense:  How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. His previous book, The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006), received as bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business book of 2006.

  • General admission: $15

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