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It is amazing to be able to get Michael Shuman here!

He’s a world-renowned economist and author. His workshop will be about building community prosperity in Prince George. Event is FREE because of the sponsorship by the City of PG, Integris Credit Union and Innovation Central Society. Free, but seats are LIMITED! Reserve your ticket.

Join world-renowned economist and author Michael Shuman for a workshop about building community prosperity in Prince George.

Workshop Overview

The Local Economy Solution workshop helps communities develop succesful strategies to strengthen their local economies. Michael Shuman presents a “local living economies” (LLE) approach to economic development that focuses on local business, creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them, and invites community participation.

Discuss how these strategies can be applied in Prince George. Learn how to conduct a leakage analysis on our community, to find out where money leaves the community and to figure out ways to plug those leaks. Think creatively with others in your community who want to strengthen Prince George’s economy.


UPDATE: Here are some photos from the event

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We just walked both farmers markets in the City of PG‬ and the entrepreneurial & creative spirit is alive and strong in our city! Many have said that there isn’t room in a city our size to have 2 different markets…but after seeing both, I believe we need both!

As a downtown business, I selfishly would like them to be both downtown of course. However, the new Wilson Square Farmers Market at the Pine Centre mall has attracted a lot more vendors. And more vendors, means more to see…. and more creative energy in our city. Sometimes things need to move apart and cool down before they come back together again.

Hats off to both organizers that run the markets.

Definitely check them both out.‬ 


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We are very excited to be back up in Northwest BC to organize the Nation2Nation Community Forum but this time in Kitimat. Our N2N team is made up of 2 of us from City of Prince George, 1 from Prince Rupert and 1 from Terrace. This event (and all our Nation2Nation events) is about creating conversation towards economic development and self-reliance between Industry and Government from a First Nations perspective.

Day 2 is already sold out. Join us for Day 1. Get your tickets: http://www.nation2nation.ca/events

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Can’t believe it has already been 6 years that we started to give to Kiva. Did you know there is a Kiva team in City of PG? This is a team of local PG-ers who have loaned out over $10,000 of micro loans to entrepreneurs. It is our way of helping to create community and opportunity around the globe. Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

Join the PG team here: https://www.kiva.org/invitedto/pg/by/shaunaharper

Eventually we would love to see little microloans for entrepreneurs locally in Prince George and the Northern Region. Kiva makes it so easy with $25 investments at a time. If you’re interested in making this happen, let us know to put you on the list.

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Just found this great link on past webinars done on business and economic development by the Province of BC. Definitely worth bookmarking if you have an interest in community building projects as well as business and economic development:


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