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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

July 15th, 2015 - 12:00 am

Michael Shuman at the 4th Annual Real Food Real Local Conference

Location: The Eclipse Company Store, 11309 Jackson Drive, The Plains, OH, 45780 | Authors: Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman will be leading the Plenary Keynote Session at this year's Real Food Real Local Conference, which is organized by the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks. Titled “Pollinator Enterprises: A New, Cost-Effective Approach to Economic Development," Shuman will lead the session by discussing his latest book, "The Local Economy Solution," and ways to attract and retain businesses through a system of local pollinators. For those wishing to attend just the keynote presentation lunch, the cost is $25/pp. Full-conference tickets cost $155, though single-day, two-day, and single-session tickets are also available.

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Category: Business & Economy | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Lecture 

July 22nd, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Michael Shuman at Politics and Prose

Location: 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20009 | Authors: Michael Shuman

On July 22nd, Michael Shuman will speak on his newest book at Politics and Prose's Busboys and Poets location on 14th and V in Washington, DC. This book reading will begin at 6:30 PM and is open to the public. Copies of "The Local Economy Solution" will be available for sale and signing at this event. Sponsors of this event include DC Local First, DC Sierra Club, Impact Hub DC and Mentor Capital Network.

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Category: Business & Economy | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Book Reading/Signing 

July 29th, 2015 - 9:00 am

Michael Shuman at the Get Plugged In Downtown Revitalization Conference

Location: The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64108 | Authors: Michael Shuman

On July 29, Michael Shuman will be at the Main Street Conference in Kansas City, MO. He will be giving the keynote address at the opening assembly, which will take place 9:00-10:15AM in the Washington Park Ballroom. The conference takes place July 28-30 and is organized by the Missouri Main Street Connection. Tickets for MMSC members are $280, and tickets for nonmembers are $380. Earlybird, single-day, group, and student tickets are also available.

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Category: Business & Economy | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Politics & Public Policy
Format: Keynote 

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