ST February Meeting – Tucson’s Economy – Feb 11
at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St)
Local Economy • Financial and Monetary Innovation
Please join us for Sustainable Tucson‘s February Meeting where we’ll hear leaders and experts from Tucson and Phoenix, and engage everyone in discussion on the subject of sustainable local economy.
Our speakers will sketch the current economic condition of Tucson and the state of Arizona – prospects, challenges, and possible futures, and describe innovative approaches to exchange and finance that are emerging and could have a significant impact over the near term. We will look at the possibilities of public banking and alternative local currencies and exchange systems including community time banking, as well as innovative approaches to economic development for enterprises contributing to community resilience and sustainability – mutual credit clearing, micro-lending, and crowd-funding.
• Tom Greco – Beyond Money – Tom, moderator of this evening’s program, is Tucson’s own world-renowned expert on innovative economic systems supporting community resilience and local economic independence.
• Michael Guymon – Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities – Michael will speak on the state of Tucson’s economy. He is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the business development strategies of TREO to attract, retain and expand jobs and capital investment for the region.
• C J Cornell – Propel Arizona – C J Cornell is Professor of Digital Media & Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, and founder of Propel Arizona, a new platform for internet crowd-funding for local projects in Arizona.
• Winona Smith & Chris Vansprouts – Tucson Time Traders – Winona and Chris are coordinators for Tucson’s local timebank, and will talk about how community timebanking can be significant in the healing and prevention of economic troubles. Participating in Tucson Time Traders is something everyone can do right now to strengthen local community and economy!
There will also be a tour and demonstration of Tucson Time Traders‘ website on the big screen from 5:30 to 6:00 pm before the main meeting starts. Come early, and/or join us online at timetraders.metasofa.org
Join us Monday, February 11th, 2013 at the Joel Valdez Library
in the large lower-level meeting room.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public
Also see Public Banking Institute • Center for Advancement of Steady-State Economy • Slow Money investing in local food • SeedSpot • Gangplank • a message to President Obama from Edgar Cahn • ST joins Timebank and past ST articles on Economy and Relocalization
Also see the comments on this article for audio recordings and followup notes & links…