Strengthen Your Community's Competitive Potential By Improving Quality Of Life
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 @ 2:00 PM, CST
Join Golden Shovel Agency and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions as we explore ways to strengthen your community’s competitive potential by improving quality of life. If quality of life improvements are not part of your economic development strategy - they should be. In 2022, Brookings researchers evaluated the impact of quality of life improvements on local economies. They reported, “Our research on smaller communities has found that community amenities … are likely bigger contributors to healthy local economies than traditional “business-friendly” measures.”
But, how do you, as an economic developer, make the case to your stakeholders? How do you encourage people and businesses to invest in quality of life when those initiatives rarely result in immediate job creation and tax revenue? And if you can get them to buy in, which quality of life initiatives should you start first?
During this webinar, we will explore these issues and give you the data and tools necessary to improve your community’s quality of life - with community support.
Andy Co, Principal
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
Andy has 20 years of nonprofit fundraising experience and has raised more than $60 million for organizations that positively impact local, regional, national, and international communities. Involved in successful fundraising efforts in eighteen states spanning the country from Florida to Washington, Andy is a frequent conference speaker and author on economic and workforce development fundraising topics.
Aaron Brossoit, CEO
Golden Shovel Agency
Aaron Brossoit is the CEO of Golden Shovel Agency and PlaceVR. He is creative at heart with a passion for exploring the boundaries where technology and design meet. As an entrepreneur, he sees business as a superb vehicle for sharing new ideas with the world. He finds great satisfaction working in the economic development field, where connecting people and businesses with the communities they thrive in leaves a lasting and meaningful impact on the people living there.