Cultivating a sustainable economy focus
of May conference in Grand Teton NP
By: Yellowstone Business Partnership
for Mountain West News
May 3, 2012
Keynote speaker, David Korten, will be presenting "A Framework for Local Living Economies" Tuesday morning, May 22nd at the 9th Annual Conference - "Growing Jobs for Greater Yellowstone" - of the Yellowstone Business Partnership (YBP).
The event will take place May 21-23 at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.
Dr. Korten is the Seattle-based author of Agenda for a New Economy, co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, and founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). Korten will be discussing growing jobs in Greater Yellowstone based on using a framework system of local living economies.
- Michael Brownlee, presenting "On the Ground in a Transition Initiative Community", is the co-founder of Transition Colorado
- Jeffery Sayer, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce will be the closing luncheon speaker on May 23rd
- Experts in the important regional sectors of food, energy and health/wellness sytems will speak in concurrent sessions Tuesday afternoon exploring concepts about:
- Transitioning to the new economy by discussing regional barriers and opportunities;
- Profiting from sustainable economies by networking for success
Topics and Networking: The purpose of the conference to learn how to maximize regional resources to create or enhance businesses and jobs in order to make our economy more resilient – while dampening the effects from economic cycles.
Business and organizational leaders from Wyoming, Montana and Idaho will convene to learn, share and collaborate about local, livable economies that grow jobs.
Venue: Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2003, Jackson Lake Lodge integrates a rustic design element with a modern international style. This exquisite property is located in the Grand Teton National Park and the views are stunning.
Conference attendees are assured of an inspiring experience and exceptional food.