Keynote- Economies and Changing Demographics

APA Florida Chapter, Emerald Coast Section


Thursday, November 12, 2015
noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

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Dr. Johnson will discuss how to keep economies effective and while focusing on changing demographics in the U.S. and what that will mean for regions across the country.  Dr. Johnson will tie in how these changes can impact transportation in the future. Topics to be discussed include Demographics, History, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Poverty, and Social Equity.

Jim Johnson is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

Johnson’s center focuses on innovative approaches to revitalizing urban areas and on teaching government, community, and nonprofit leaders and managers to become more entrepreneurial and business-like in their operations and service delivery.

Johnson is an expert on community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies, urban poverty and public policy, and workforce diversity issues.

He is widely quoted in national media and appears on national network news programs.  Fast Company magazine named Johnson one of the “17…brightest thinkers and doers in the new world of work.”






Jim Johnson

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