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Tuesday, July 5 • 3:35pm - 4:20pm
KEYNOTE: Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America

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America is experiencing a period of historic re-urbanization.  Residential and commercial properties that were previously affordable to lower income Americans, are now in demand - by white people - often referred to as 'gentrification.  But the arrival of doggie day-cares, yoga studios, and cafés was preceded by generations of brain-drain among a given community's brightest and hardest working individuals - creating a re-investment gap that paved the way for displacement.Keeping talent from leaving communities is related to lifestyle amenities not supported by governments or considered high-risk by banks, until it's too late.

Join award winning urban revitalization strategist, Majora Carter, as she outlines the steps her company has taken to learn why bright-flight happens, some simple steps to help turn the tide, and what happens next... 

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Majora Carter

President, MCG Consulting, LLC / StartUp Box
MacArthur 'genius' Fellow, Peabody Award winning broadcaster, social enterprise pioneer, real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, and one of the 1st six TEDtalks to launch their groundbreaking website. Majora addresses the chronic economic underperformance... Read More →

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StartUp Box

Diversity in the tech sector is a hot topic these days. Back in 2012, Majora was working with clients in Seattle and San Francisco, and heard a recurring sentiment from government and industry leaders alike regarding what could be done to incorporate local young adults from low-status... Read More →

Tuesday July 5, 2016 3:35pm - 4:20pm PDT
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage