The City of Prince George is helping to bring a world-renowned economist to Prince George for a free workshop on building community prosperity. On May 30, economist and author Michael Shuman will present Local Economy Solutions, a workshop about economic development and how cities can prevent money from leaving the community.

The free half-day event was organized by Simon Fraser’s Certificate Program for Community Economic Development in partnership with the City of Prince George, Integris Credit Union, and the Innovation Central Society. It will be held at the Hubspace, 1299 Third Ave. from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Residents can register at The event is free, but registration is required. 

Michael Shuman will present a “local living economies” approach to economic development that focuses on building up local businesses and inviting community participation. As part of the workshop, he will guide participants through a “leakage analysis” of the community to find out where money is leaving, and to discover ways to plug those leaks.

Mr. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur. He is one of the North America’s leading experts on community economics and the advantages of small-scale businesses in an era of globalization. He has authored, co-authored, or edited eight books including Local Dollars, Local Sense:  How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity, and The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition.

Michael Shuman is touring Northern BC, May 30 – June 3 and will be delivering workshops in Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof, Hazelton, and Smithers.


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  • Michael Kellett
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