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CM10 Crisis to Opportunity Mark Rembert

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CM10 Crisis to Opportunity Mark Rembert

  1. 1. Mark Rembert Co-director of Energize Clinton County mrembert@energizecc.com http://energizecc.com @energizecc @markrembert
  2. 2. 8,500 jobs lost $81 million in salaries $3.5 million in tax revenue Clinton County

  3. 3. 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 Jan2007 Jun2007 Nov2007 Apr2008 Sep2008 Feb2009 Jul2009 Dec2009 May2010 Unemployment: July 2007 - Sept. 2010
  4. 4. Our goal: Squeeze
the
maximum
value
out
 of
every
dollar
that
flows
through
 our
community.
 • Consumers
 • Businesses
 • Government

  5. 5. Our projects: o  Led
community
wide
effort
to
 establish
a
vision
for
local
green
 development
which
was
 insBtuBonalized
as
the
Wilmington
 Green
Enterprise
Zone
in
July
2009

  6. 6. Our projects: o  Established
a
“Buy
Local
First”
Clinton
 County
campaign
to
direct
consumer
 spending
to
local
businesses
and
 promote
local
sourcing
amongst
 businesses.

  7. 7. Our projects: o  Launched
the
Clinton
Community
 Fellows
program
to
capitalize
on
the
 energy,
skills,
and
talents
of
the
best
 and
brightest
young
people
from
our
 community.


  8. 8. What we strive for: o  Low
cost/no
cost
 o  De‐centralized
 o  Community
scale
 o  Technological
innovaBon
 o  Rapid
iteraBon

 o  Broad
parBcipaBon
 o  Lay
a
foundaBon
for
a
beTer
 future


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