“Winning the Jobs War: The Sierra Foothills Roadmap of success.”
The Keynote speaker will be Joel Kotkin, who wrote an article in Forbes calling out the top 15 communities for job creation. Attendees will learn why he chose these communities.
From the ERC webpage: WHAT IS THE SUMMIT ALL ABOUT?
The Nevada County Economic Resource Council’s Annual Regional Economic Development Summit brings together CEOs, technology executives, community leaders, government officials, and business owners from across the Sierra Foothills region to explore this year’s topic: “Winning the Jobs War: The Sierra Foothills Road map for Success”
Why? Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup since 1988 and author of the book “The Coming Jobs War” said in a recent interview: “Gallup has discovered that having a good job is now the great global dream; it’s the number one social value for everyone…a good job is more important than having a family, more compelling than democracy and freedom, religion, peace and so on. Those are all very important but they are now subordinate to the almighty good job…Stimulating job growth is the new currency of all leaders because if you don’t deliver on it you will experience instability, brain drain, sometimes revolution – all of the worst outcomes of failed leadership.”
Like many other cities and counties across the U.S., in the Sierra Foothills region discussion among government officials, community leaders, media representatives, and businesses about economic development and job creation has become an increasingly important topic of conversation.
A number of small to medium sized communities across the U.S. are poised for success. They represent “the major leagues”. Our Summit Keynote Speaker Joel Kotkin recently published a feature story in Forbes Magazine highlighting the Top 15. In his keynote presentation you will learn why he called out these communities. Immediately after a panel of leaders representing some of the most notable success stories – Asheville, Austin, Boulder and Bend — will share steps taken by local business, civic and education leaders that are helping them “win the jobs war”.
ERC Phone: 530-274-8455