Christopher Wink New Orleans keynote Young Smart Local

Economic development strategies must focus on people, not companies

Economic strategies should focus on people, not companies.

It was always true but the pandemic made it obvious, as reporting has shown. I said something like that in an opening keynote before leading a conversation at the Young, Smart & Local conference in New Orleans last week. I then got to lead a conversation with Dominique Clarke of Tulsa Remote and Perry Sholes. I’ve written on the topic before, but I pulled together data analysis across my reporting. My slides and other pics courtesy of the conference are below.

Thanks for having me Deborah Diamond, Jennifer Johnson Kebea, EdD and Cecelia Thompson, Mary Lachapelle and your teams!

My slides can be found here.

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