Community Capital Forum with Economist Michael Shuman
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI
Resources for all attendees:
Updated PDF of Michael Shuman's handout: 24 Top Tools for Local Investing
Michael Shuman's slides from the day's first introductory session.
Michael Shuman's slides from the day's second in-depth session.
Notes from the afternoon small group discussions.
Michael Shuman's Contact Information:
www.locatopia.net (website forthcoming!)
The WASHTENAW COUNTY OFFICE of COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,
along with our sponsors
Bank of Ann Arbor and United Bank & Trust,
present a day of learning and community dialogue led by prominent economist and speaker
Come join us for a valuable forum on applicable strategies to advance and invest in local businesses!
Author of Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity, Michael Shuman has led community-based economic development projects throughout the country. For the past 25 years, he has traveled extensively, sharing his expertise in advancing local businesses to build thriving local economies. He is currently the director of research for Cutting Edge Capital, director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute.
Who should attend?
- Local policy makers
- Entrepreneurs and small business owners
- Local banks and financial institutions
- Those interested in local economic development
- Anyone who has an interest in investing their money locally
You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about innovative and collaborative strategies for growing our local economy!
The Day's Agenda:
9:00am - 10:30am: An Introduction to Advancing Local Prosperity - Free and Open to the General Public (Pre-registration required, limited seating available)
- "Why Local Investment Matters"
- "An Overview of Local Investment Opportunities"
10:30am - 3:00pm: Nuts & Bolts of Local Capital, including Small Group Discussions - $25, open to limited registrants, and includes lunch (RSVP required)
Topics (to be determined by attendee preferences) may include:
- Community Banking
- Local Government Strategies
- Alternative- and Non-Securities & Unaccredited investing
- Community Education
- Local Investment Pools; and Local Donations & Philanthropy
Unsure if you want to stay for the whole day?
- Take a look at Michael Shuman's list of "Top Tools for Local Investing" to get a sense of topics the day will address.
Limited space available, so please register early!
Registration deadline January 20, 2013.
Please contact Joanna Rosene-Mirvis (firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.622.9042) with any questions.