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.
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.
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.
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.