East King Street & South Christian Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
The Department of Economics of Franklin and Marshall College in cooperation with The Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute Presents “Building the New Economy”
Michael Shuman: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age – Michael Shuman is the author of The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. He is a director of research for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute
The Mayor of Reading, PA – The Hon. Vaughn Spencer: The Reading Initiative – A Report From The Front Lines – An educator, Vaughn Spencer was elected in 2011 to take the helm of Reading, PA, facing the challenges of lost jobs, declining tax revenues, cut-backs in state and federal funds and a surging Hispanic population, many young and poorly educated. He will discuss steps he is taking to focus Reading public assets on serving his city.
Mike Krauss ’71: The Public Banking Imperative – Democratizing Our Economics and Politics – Mike Krauss is a founding director of the Public Banking Institute and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Project, a twenty-seven year veteran of the international distribution and logistics industry, with long experience in American government and politics. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, “Pursuits of Happiness.”