Bold New Economy

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Creating a Bold New Economy: An Idea Incubator for Franklin County’s Future will explore new business models that will help us all thrive in Franklin County. The forum will be kicked off by Marjorie Kelly, author of Owning Our Future, and former editor of Business Ethics magazine.  Kelly is also co-founder of Tellus Institute’s Corporation 20/20, which explores creating new ways of doing societal good while building thriving businesses. A panel of local leaders from FRCOG, CDC, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, and the Franklin Community Cooperative will comment on the applicability of Kelly’s ideas to Franklin County. In the afternoon working groups will explore Financing the New Economy; Creating a Living Wage Economy; Food as an Economic Engine; Building an Authentic Cultural Identity; and Thinking Like a Region. Organized by Greening Greenfield and co-sponsored by CDC, FC Chamber of Commerce, FRCOG, Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board, PVGrows and others. Saturday, Nov 15, 8:30-3:30 at Greenfield Community College. $25 registration fee includes lunch and refreshments. $15 discounted rate for CDC members, students and low income. For more information and to register go to and look under “Events” or call 413-773-0228.


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