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Conventional Economic Development is Dead How to innovate small towns | Sydney 2 days ago   12:05

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Greg Tehven, community builder and small town champion, explains how conventional economic development strategies are not working. He brings a new, fresh perspective on how rural communities can introduce new models for community vitality. This fun, thought provoking talk focuses on the crowd, each and every one of us, as we work to support improving the human condition versus the conventional strategies for supporting small cities. His work has lead Fargo to global recognition and a growing economy.

Thought leader, storyteller, and advocate for the creative class, Greg Tehven, invites his audience to build the community they want to live in. He believes that if you think creatively and act boldly, you can overcome any obstacle.

Greg is proud to be from Fargo, North Dakota. After travelling around the world and taking in other places and ways of life, he returned home ready to stop observing and start taking action to change what the world thinks when they hear Fargo.

As a leader in the startup community, Greg has been involved in many projects and events including TEDxFargo, 1 Million Cups, Startup Weekend, and Emerging Prairie. He often speaks about creative economic development, shining a spotlight on the best our cities have to offer, and innovative problem solving.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Comments 12 Comments

Brad Derschan
Great talk loved it
well.. even if it's a great talk, thanks god there are different realities around the world and in my opinion I prefer buy locally to support (even if could be strange, old and too insane) my economy and my land. why? we don't have the same capacity of create value by nothing. Same resources and same economy. Sardinia has been stuck for decades and now is coping with some huge problems that crash your theory, Greg. Anyway, good job, you've done a lot for your community and that's great
I think your title is too general, to the extent that makes it misleading and boasting...you did some great job for your community but that means "Conventional Economic Development" is dead wrong!!??....this is a bit far fetched.
Drop in the Bucket Marketing
You are right
Amber Walker
How do I do this in my own town? Where do I go to get started?
Jake Joraanstad
Right on. Greg has some great insights.
Marc Winn
We love this talk Greg. Thanks for coming to Guernsey to do it.
Ian Abston
You can't out-give your community....Love it!
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How to innovate small towns | Sydney Conventional Economic Development is Dead 2 days ago   11:39

Sydney Lai at TEDxRedding 2016 Her talk is titled "How to innovate small towns"

Silicon Valley is often praised for being the technology hub or the innovation center of the world. Small cities, towns, and rural America are drawn to the economic development opportunity of building startup ecosystems and thus will copy and paste solutions seen in large tech cities.

Many communities ask: “What if we could be the next Silicon Valley?” Startup expert Sydney Lai warns people against taking a Copy and Paste approach to fostering their unique innovation ecosystems. Highlighting the authentic development of the innovation ecosystem that is already underway in her rural hometown, Sydney reminds us of the value of adapting in order to innovate.

Sydney Lai is a gregarious community leader passionate about helping people pursue entrepreneurship. Born in a small town in rural California, Sydney now lives in Silicon Valley building startup ecosystems domestically and internationally, leading accelerators, venture funds, and community events.

As a technical marketer and designer with an award winning background in sales, Sydney grows products and services users want. Her work spans across industries and startups including banking, virtual reality, government, and aerospace. In 2016, Sydney Lai has been recognized as an LGBT Technology Leader by The White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

To get involved and find resources to innovate your town, visit http://www.growthbarn.com/ or reach her at @sydneylai

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx