Leadership on systemic racism- a case study

For years, leaders in Orlando have been galvanized around an effort to focus deeply in a neighborhood that has been an example of racial disparities we see across the country. By listening and working with the community, affordable housing now exists where dangerous living conditions recently existed. A new childcare center is rising out of…

Linking Health & Wealth- a conversation with Dr. Peter Schoch

AdventHealth Morning Briefing – May 14, 2020 from AdventHealth Events on Vimeo. I enjoyed this discussion with Dr. Peter Schoch, chief medical officer of outpatient services for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. The conversation demonstrates how health and wealth (aka the economy) are connected.  We have to integrate the health advice from medical professionals to establish…

Tools to Identify Populations Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Guest post provided by my colleague at the Orlando Economic Partnership, Phoebe Fleming.  As part of our response to the coronavirus pandemic, the information below is helpful to leaders working to understand the impact.  To advance broad-based prosperity, we must understand the impact to everyone, so we can then act!   A Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact…

We must adapt

How we’re supporting our investors during the COVID-19 pandemic. To start, we must adapt.

Working together, Orlando can meet the challenge of COVID-19

Orlando is a community that has faced serious challenges in the past. Let’s not lose sight of that and instead draw strength from our past challenges. Let’s work together and stay focused on what matters most — our personal and community health.

On Tour with Steve Case

Supporting entrepreneurs with capital outside of Silicon Valley, NYC and Boston, Steve Case brought his “Rise of the Rest” tour to Florida and Puerto Rico. We hosted him in Orlando and I was with him in Puerto Rico.

How we’re creating our region of the future

How do cities prosper in the 4th Industrial Revolution? How can new opportunities advance broad-based prosperity? What is the strategy for cities and regions to create their future? Here’s how trying to advance broad-based prosperity in Orlando.

Orlando becoming mobility hub of the future

As originally published in American City & County here. As the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” Orlando has earned a global reputation for bringing futuristic innovation to life. Not only does Orlando’s status as one of the top travel destinations in the world fuel our tourism industry, but it also supports our robust network…

Our look at Orlando in 2030

Have you thought about what your city will look like in 2030? When you live in one of the fastest growing regions in America, you think about that all the time. Will be be better off or in decline?

Research shows how to get things done in a city or region

Important changes and big initiatives can succeed or fail based on the underlying structure and organizations involved. Looking back at different initiatives I had a role in leading (see Alachua County Education Compact in Gainesville, FL and Moving Wake Forward, a successful transit referendum in Raleigh, NC), it is clear that the greatest successes come…