The Seattle Good Business Network is bringing you Community Capital: Seattle, a series of seminars designed to educate, connect, and spark dialogue among Seattle’s economic stakeholders around the emerging field of community capital. How can metro Seattle residents invest locally? How can local businesses take advantage of these funds? What new projects might be started?
The series kicks off with a day-long workshop on September 25th at the HUB Seattle, co-sponsored by the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Join in to learn about the local investment revolution from Michael Shuman, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the subject.
Seattlelites hold about $70 billion in long-term savings. But almost none of it is invested in the locally-owned businesses that make up nearly half of our economy. The positive economic, community, and environmental impacts of shifting even a small percentage of that investment into our local economy would be enormous. At this workshop, you'll learn how you can help make that shift happen.
Michael Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets in New York City. He's also a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute, and was a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He has authored, coauthored, or edited eight books. His most recent book is "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity."
A series of monthly breakfast sessions (hosted by BGI) and evening happy-hour seminars will follow. Each month will focus on a specific tool to help deepen local investment in Seattle. Buy your tickets for the workshop on September 25th, or for the entire series. YES! readers receive 15% off with code GOODBUDDY.
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