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Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding JOBS Act signed into law by President Obama in April 2012.

He’s a fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post Carbon Institute and a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He teaches economic development at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He has authored or coauthored nine books, including Local Dollars, Local Sense; The Small Mart Revolution; and Going Local. Shuman has performed leakage analyses and related economic­ development planning in more than ten states and has analyzed opportunities for food localization for several states, cities, counties, and regions across the nation. He has given an average of more than one invited talk per week, mostly to local governments and universities, for thirty years—in forty­seven states and eight countries. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, such as the The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and NPR's Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered, and has written nearly one hundred articles for such periodicals as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Weekly Standard, Foreign Policy, Parade Magazine, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Previously, he has been a W.K. Kellogg National Leadership fellow. He is also a member of both the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar, and he lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his two children.

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Michael Shuman Events

October 12th, 2016 - 7:00 am

Michael Shuman at South Peace Business to Business Expo

Location: Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada | Authors: Michael Shuman

The Business Expo will feature a workshop by Michael H. Shuman, economist, author, attorney, entrepreneur and globally recognized expert on community economics. Shuman will focus his presentation on material from his most recent book, "The Local Economy Solution" How Innovative; Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises can Grow Jobs and Prosperity". Cost: $50 CAD, plus taxes.

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Category: Business & Economy | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Local Economy Solution - How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity 

October 20th, 2016 - 6:45 pm

Michael Shuman at Community Futures Sunshine Coast

Location: 5904 Cowrie St, Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada, V0N 3A0 | Authors: Michael Shuman

Community Futures Sunshine Coast is pleased to welcome world renowned economist and author Michael Shuman for an evening presentation on October 20 focused on accelerating community prosperity through local investing. This presentation takes place Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at Chatelech High Theatre, in Sechelt. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $15 each.

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Category: Business & Economy | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Local Economy Solution - How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity 

October 28th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Michael Shuman at The Governor's Local Food & Agriculture Summit

Location: 751 W Grant Street, Bozeman, MT, 59717 | Authors: Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman will speak at the Governor's Local Food & Agriculture Summit, which will take place at the Montana State University's Strand Union Building. Michael's keynote will take place at Saturday on October 29th at 12:30 PM.

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Category: Business & Economy | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Local Economy Solution - How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity 

November 3rd, 2016 - 12:00 am

Michael Shuman at Local Prosperity 2016

Location: 24 Church St, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada, E1N 1T2 | Authors: Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman will keynote at Local Prosperity 2016, a regional conference on new economics for rural Canada. Michael's keynote will take place on the morning of Friday, November 4th at 8:45 AM, as well as a plenary panel at 9:30 AM.

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Category: Business & Economy | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Local Economy Solution - How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity 

November 17th, 2016 - 9:00 am

Michael Shuman at Support Ohio Local Economies

Location: 1234 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH, 43215 | Authors: Michael Shuman

On November 17th, Michael Shuman will lead a workshop on the the latest strategies to revitalize local communities through investing in local, entrepreneurial economic development in Columbus, Ohio. Attendance is free but by invitation only. Interested? Contact Chuck Lynd through [email protected] or 614-354-6172 to attend.

Category: Business & Economy | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Local Economy Solution - How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity 

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