Local Prosperity 2016:
A Regional Conference in New Economics
Second Regional Economics Conference planned for November 2016
(Miramichi, New Brunswick) March ___, 2016. The Centre for Local Prosperity is pleased to announce that it will be working jointly with the City of Miramichi, New Brunswick to host the second regional conference on Local Prosperity. The conference is entitled “Local Prosperity 2016: A Regional Conference in New Economics” (www.localprosperity.ca) and will take place November 3-5, 2016, in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
One of the conference organizers, Gregory Heming, an Annapolis County municipal councilor and President of the Centre for Local Prosperity, says, “Leveraging the success of our first Local Prosperity conference in April 2015 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, we believe that this second conference will deepen the appreciation for many viable new economic tools and ideas for improving the viability of small rural communities.”
The Mayor of the City of Miramichi, Gerry Cormier, said “The City of Miramichi sees our sponsorship for this conference as an excellent opportunity to showcase our City and region, and support the use of new models for economic development.”
Robert Cervelli, Vice President of the Center for Local Prosperity, says many innovative communities have been successful in meeting the rural challenge. Cervelli says, “This second conference will focus on how individuals, businesses and communities can design and then implement a future that is cooperative, compassionate and long-term. We intend to provide an innovative and full tool-box of ideas.”
The conference will address the fact that global financial and consumer markets, climate change, and a multitude of international trends have impacted the economic and cultural health of our communities. The past decade or more of evidence-based studies, practical local experimentation, and innovation point to two undisputable facts: (1) the higher the density of locally owned businesses in a community or region the higher the local job growth; and (2) the higher the degree of localization, the higher the per capita income growth.
“The conference is intended for anyone inspired to revitalize their community,” says Heming, who goes on to list farmers, fishermen, foresters, community leaders, elected representatives, business and industry leaders, small business owners, students, start-up entrepreneurs, agency and association representatives, and local residents.
About the Centre for Local Prosperity:
The Centre for Local Prosperity (www.centreforlocalprosperity.ca) is a registered non-profit organization with a mandate to initiate conversations intended to encourage communities to begin a shift toward an economy that is properly scaled for the place. CLP organizes events, activities, studies and community consultations in new models of economic development, drawing on world-class examples of evidence-based studies, practical local experimentation and innovation. It is CLP’s hope that such a dialogue will result in real action for change by creating a new climate for change.
For more information, contact:
Gregory Heming 902-955-1267 email@example.com
Robert Cervelli 902-222-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org