Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

Workshop with City of St. Petersburg Leadership

June 22nd, 2011 by admin

On Wednesday, June 15th, it was my honor to present to the leaders of the City of St. Petersburg at their monthly learning session. The meeting brings together over 100 of the city’s department and divisional leaders for opportunities to learn and connect with each other. I was there at the invitation of St. Petersburg

Surprising Life in America’s “Dying” Cities

June 17th, 2011 by admin

Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics.  In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity.  Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the

TEDx Tampa Bay Presentation

May 20th, 2011 by admin

It was my honor to be part of TEDx Tampa Bay for the second year in a row.  As part of the team that produces the event, I have been able to work with people who are passionate about the community and the spirit of ideas and engagement represented by TED.  This year I was

Coverage in St. Petersburg Times

April 27th, 2011 by admin

It is often hard to get coverage, let alone love from your local newspaper.  But that changed last week when the Business Editor for the Times, Bob Trigaux and I got together for an in depth interview and discussion about our cities. St. Petersburg Times – 4/19/2011

“Imported from Detroit”

February 7th, 2011 by admin

Watching the Super Bowl yesterday I was really struck by one ad in particular. It was officially for Chrysler Motors but if you saw it, it was actually more an ad for the City of Detroit and I think, by extension an ad for the American spirit. The ad features Detroit native Eminem and Chrysler’s