Executive Director of the Anaconda Local Development Corporation
The recent global financial crisis is the most serious challenge to the American economy since the 1930s, wreaking havoc on jobs, savings, small businesses and, naturally, communities. It’s reshaping our society, our prospects for the future, and our perception of who we are as a nation. Today, the idea of a “new normal” has taken on greater resonance than ever before. As communities seek to regroup and recover from the impacts of a dramatically different economic climate, we face some big questions: How can we move from a state of crisis—and the prospect of continued economic decline—to a state of opportunity, in which communities strive to be more healthy, prosperous and sustainable? While the old economic assumptions crumble around us, what are the new foundations for our communities made of, and how do we build on them with greater confidence? In this session, you’ll hear perspectives on shifting the paradigm from crisis to opportunity as communities shape their stories, experiences and visions for the future.
Steven Ames will moderate this session.
Interested in joining the conversation before the conference? Read Steven's blog post and jump right in!