Posted on April 12th, 2018



Inclusive Economic Prosperity in the South is your opportunity to have a real dialogue
focused on exploring how philanthropy can be a driver in transforming current economic
anchors into economic boosters in communities and ensuring prosperity can be more
broadly shared.

This is a peer-driven, regional convening enriched by top experts from business, local and state
government, policy and advocacy nonprofits, and foundation leaders. We will concentrate on
identifying issues and roadblocks head-on, proposing solutions, and developing strategies you
can deploy at home.

I’m excited to announce our first wave of speakers who will share their passion, vision, and
experience, and help accelerate strategies of economic inclusion and competitiveness in
local and regional economies.

Joining convening facilitators, Mike Green, Co-Founder of Scale-Up Partners, and
Chris Gergen, CEO of Forward Impact and Founder of Forward Cities include:

Jamie Bracey | Director of STEM Education, Outreach & Research Center
for Inclusive Competitiveness, Temple University
Teri Lovelace | President, LOCUS Impact Investment
Cedric Brown | Chief of Community Engagement, Kapor Center for Social Impact
John Lettieri | Co-Founder and CEO, Economic Innovation Group
Mary Thomas | COO, Spartanburg County Foundation
Bob Weissbourd | President, RW Ventures, LLC and Regional Growth

Your voice and ideas are needed. Peer-to-peer learning and sharing is a critical element to igniting
economic innovation, building entrepreneurship and workforce talent pipelines, recognizing
competitive market trends, and promoting family prosperity.

I Want To Attend

Spartanburg, South Carolina—at the nexus of inclusion and economic mobility—is the ideal location
for this critically important dialogue. Browse the full agenda and our community partner and
sponsor listing
—all of which will be adding their insights to the convening.