This workshop is designed to take the conversation to the next level. It is time to build a plan and a partnership to help support the next generation of Dayton's immigrant entrepreneurs!
Research demonstrates that immigrant newcomers help older industrial cities to repopulate and replenish the tax base, create new jobs, and transition to the Next Economy. Through the internationally-recognized work of Welcome Dayton, the Dayton region has cultivated a powerful community conversation on welcoming immigrants and the many gifts that they bring with them: entrepreneurialism, innovation, global connectivity, resilience and optimism.
In this workshop, facilitators Richard Herman and Todd Q. Adams will outline the competitive advantages in building ecosystems for immigrants entrepreneurs in diverse sectors such as restaurant/hospitality, landscaping/construction, software/technology, and professional services. Richard and Todd will present information and faciliate a discussion among the participants on how best to pool local resources to help immigrants suceed and grow the Dayton economy.
Richard Herman, Esq. is an Ohio immigration lawyer and national consultant on global diversity. Richard is also the co-author of book, Immgirant, Inc. Todd Q. Adams is the Chief Officer of Sustainability and Innovation Visiblity Marketing, Inc.
Projected participants: Immigrant Leaders, potential entrepreneurs and/or partners, city and county planners and leaders, financial instituions, legal firms, builders and contractors, elected officials, faculty, staff and students.
Partners: Raj Soin College of Business, WSU Small Business Development Center City of Dayton "Welcome Dayton," Dayton Business Journal, WYSO, WSU International Gateway, WSU International Office, and Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Goal: Blend participants into the develpment of a strategic economic development plan around immigrant entrepreneurship to help grow the Greater Dayton region.
Make your reservation no later than March 12, 2014 through this site. Seats will go fast!
Hosted by Wright State University
Office for Latino Affairs
Associate Vice President for Latino Affairs
Wright State University
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