Building Our Future: Our City as a Start-up with Lee Fisher, CEOs for Cities

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The Partnership hosted a Building Our Future (BOF) breakfast with guest speaker Lee Fisher, CEO and President, CEOs for Cities on November 27, 2013

Successful start-ups and successful cities have a lot in common. They both provide experiences and cultures that people love, and they have enough capital and talent to bring ideas to life and to sustain them. Lee shared how viewing Halifax as a start-up can shift the way we think about city building.

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Building Our Future: Our City as a Start-up with Lee Fisher, CEOs for Cities

  1. 1. Want to change the world?
  2. 2. Start with your city.
  3. 3. Stop waiting for Washington...
  4. 4. THE BIGGEST DRIVER OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC GROWTH?
  5. 5. Cities.
  6. 6. WE HUDDLE.
  7. 7. New Chicagos Each Year
  8. 8. INCUBATORS OF INNOVATION 75% 80% of nation’s GDP of world’s GDP
  9. 9. FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1920’S, URBAN GROWTH OUTPACING SUBURBAN GROWTH (27 of top 51 metros)
  10. 10. WANT TO CHANGE YOUR CITY? Start with your Vision of your Future.
  11. 11. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” WAYNE DYER
  12. 12. "I saw people rewire their brains w ith their thoughts, to cure previously incurable obsessions and traumas." Norman Doidge
  13. 13. Frontal Lobe is the seat of entrepreneurship. It allows us to hold a thought like: "I'm going to observe a different outcome. And I'm going to hold on to this observation, independently of the feedback from by body, environment and time." Oct 4, 2 0 1 0 IDC Herzliya - Zell Program, Israel Maya Elhalal- Levavi MayaElhalal.com
  14. 14. Tour of 1871 • 1871 is a digital startup center of Chicago
  15. 15. The halifax explosion December 6, 1917
  16. 16. 1912 Western Roll 1896 Scissors The High Jump 1968 Fosbury Flop 1936 Straddle
  17. 17. The City as a Startup
  18. 18. We’re adding 1 billion people every 12 years
  19. 19. Think about all the information created from the dawn of civilization up until 2003
  20. 20. Last Week “ Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003” ERIC SCHMIDT EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, GOOGLE
  21. 21. JUST SIX YEARS AGO… “ Facebook didn't exist; Twitter was a sound; the cloud was in the sky; 4G was a parking place; LinkedIn was a prison; applications were what you sent to college; and Skype for most people was a typo.” TOM FRIEDMAN AUTHOR, “THAT USED TO BE US”
  22. 22. “The internet is 20 years old. It seems like just yesterday that I spoke to my family.” ANDY BOROWITZ
  23. 23. We send over 8 billion text messages per day. % 42 JESSICA
  24. 24. “ What I want to do, hasn’t been invented yet…” JASON
  25. 25. Myspace vs. Facebook Facebook unique visitors Myspace 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  26. 26. Ohio, Home of Innovation & Opportunity hi A St ra t e g ic Pla n for t h e Ohio D e p a r t m e n t o f Development E xe c u t i v e S u m m a r y Share the Ohio Story Strengthen our Strengths Cultivate Top Talent Invest in our Regional Assets Focus on our Customers
  27. 27. “I just learned how to skate where the puck was going, not where it was.” WAYNE GRETSKY
  28. 28. CEOs for CITIES Network for city success. Connect across borders, sectors, and generations. Connect civic CEOs and change makers to each other and to smart ideas and practices.
  29. 29. “Our ability to connect with each other is the defining characteristic of our species… knowledge {is} more valuable than ever and that has increased the value of learning from people in other cities.” ED GLAESER, HARVARD PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR OF TRIUMPH OF THE CITY
  30. 30. CIVIC INNOVATION LAB & NETWORK Curate Ideas Connect People Catalyze Change Identify and elevate the best ideas and emerging trends Orchestrate compelling and exciting connections within and across cities Support city transformations
  31. 31. WE CURATE IDEAS. Trend Spotting Research City Success Storytelling City Vitals Connected City Innovative City Talented City Your Distinctive City
  32. 32. WE CONNECT PEOPLE. Convenings & Events City Clusters Virtual Networks
  33. 33. WE CATALYZE CHANGE. City Dividends Prize Competitions Success Metrics Your City: Connectedness Voting Community Involvement Economic Integration Transit Use International Students Foreign Travel Wi-Fi ---> Internet Connectivity 0 50 100
  34. 34. THE POWER OF HUMILITY There’s always something more to learn from someone else, somewhere else.
  35. 35. THE POWER OF PROGRESS
  36. 36. THE PROGRESS PRINCIPLE “The single most important motivator and catalyst for positive action is making progress and showing forward momentum in meaningful work.” Harvard Professor Teresa Amabile
  37. 37. THE POWER OF THE PRIZE
  38. 38. THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE IMPACT
  39. 39. Photo by Doc Searls
  40. 40. THE POWER OF CLUSTERS
  41. 41. THE POWER OF NETWORKS 
  42. 42. Fund for Our Economic Future Northeast Ohio
  43. 43. Our member driven research portfolio.
  44. 44. City Vitals.
  45. 45. • Check engine
  46. 46. The Halifax Index • • • • A gut check on our performance Share timely and relevant information in narrative form Create a dialogue that allows us to ask the right questions Affirm actions and suggest course corrections to our Economic Strategy
  47. 47. Quality of Life People Economic Progress Sustainability Economic Growth
  48. 48. Economic Growth Scorecard Goal Ohio, Home of Innovation & Opportunity Measure Baseline Target 2020 Lead Measures Grow the income of Ohioans. Per Capita Income Growth Rate 91% 125% 3-year average growth rate compared to six state region Create and retain jobs for Ohioans. Job Growth Rate 80% 125% Expand productivity through innovation. Gross State Product Per Job Growth Rate 88% 125% Share the Ohio Story Improve the perception of Ohio. 1. Announced major private investment projects 1 rank 6.5 / 10 8.0 / 10 3. Perception of Ohio among non-Ohio executives and site selection consultants Strengthen our Strengths 1 rank 2. Perception of Ohio among Ohio executives 6.1 / 10 7 / 10 .0 Build a more globally competitive economy. 1. Export growth TBD TBD 3.Venture capital investment, percent of Midwest Cultivate Top Talent 7 .4% 2.Targeted industries, percent of Gross State Product 14% 20% Grow and attract a highly educated workforce with an entrepreneurial mindset. 1. New Business Formation Index 9.6% 2. Population growth rate of 25-64 age group 0.50% 3. Educational attainment, Associates Degree or greater, percent of 25-64 population Invest in our Regional Assets 10.0% 14.0% 33.41% 1.00% USO Build sustainable, connected, vibrant communities. 1. Ohio Connectivity Survey 2. Electricity by advanced energy TBD 10% TBD 25% 3,774 acres 15,000 acres TBD TBD 3. Development Ready Sites supported by public investment Focus on our Customers Develop a more agile and transparent development culture. 1. Customer Experience Survey of Ohio Department of Development clients 2. Speed of customer responses Identify Industry Standard 3. Professional Certifications by ODOD University TBD – To be developed as measures are calibrated USO – Monitored in partnership with the University System of Ohio ODOD – Ohio Department of Development TBD Continuous Improvement TBD 5
  49. 49. City Vitals: Voting Community Involvement Economic Integration Transit Use Walkability International Students Foreign Travel Internet Connectivity
  50. 50. DISTANCE IS DEAD?
  51. 51. PROBLEM 8 2
  52. 52. Google There are some corporate campuses that you never have to leave—with dining options, outdoor recreation, gardens, even your dog. But how do the people there interact with the community around them?
  53. 53. Las Vegas City Hall
  54. 54. DOWNTOWN PROJECT A $350 Million Investment $ 50M Small Businesses $ 50M Tech Startups $ 50M Education, Arts, Culture $200M Residential & Real Estate
  55. 55. 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns Denver, Colorado El Paso, Texas Des Moines, Iowa Detroit, Michigan Louisville, Kentucky Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cincinnati, Ohio Birmingham, Alabama Grand Rapids, Michigan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Memphis, Tennessee Atlanta, Georgia Cleveland, Ohio Los Angeles, California New York, New York
  56. 56. Healthline Cleveland http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/04/healthline_sees_a_healthy_clim.html
  57. 57. E. 4TH STREET: A RETAIL & DINING HUB
  58. 58. FLATS EAST BANK REDEVELOPMENT
  59. 59. Over-the-Rhine District Improvement Cincinnati, OH
  60. 60. Oklahoma River Before: Occasionally had to mow
  61. 61. Oklahoma River Today: U.S. Olympic Training Site
  62. 62. Bricktown Canal Before: California Street
  63. 63. Bricktown Canal Today: Same “Street”
  64. 64. Wynwood Arts District A Case Study
  65. 65. City Vitals: Patents Venture Capital Self-employment Small Businesses
  66. 66. OHIO HUBS OF P
  67. 67. JumpStart Cleveland
  68. 68. GRid70 Grand Rapids, MI http://www.gvsu.edu/cei/photo-gallery-tesa-grand-rapids-2011-115.htm
  69. 69. Mass Challenge Boston, MA
  70. 70. Other examples: RALEIGH RESEARCH TRIANGLE BOSTON’S INNOVATION DISTRICT
  71. 71. Office of New Urban Mechanics Philadelphia, PA
  72. 72. City Vitals: College Attainment Creative Professionals Young and Restless Traded Sector Talent International Talent
  73. 73. THE GREAT DIVERGENCE
  74. 74. Dalhousie University
  75. 75. Global Cleveland Cleveland, OH
  76. 76. 94% More Likely to Live in a Central City
  77. 77. Most Mobile But More Likely to Anchor after 35
  78. 78. U.S. Mobility- 50-year low ‘60’s- 1 / 5 moved homes Today- 1/ 10
  79. 79. City Vitals: Weirdness Index Culture-HDTV Ration Restaurant Variety Internet Search Variety
  80. 80. Branding your city.
  81. 81. SXSW Austin, TX
  82. 82. Great Lakes Water Institute Milwaukee, WI http://www4.uwm.edu/pps/Usaa/ASB/CAMPUS/WATER/
  83. 83. Simple
  84. 84. Halifax. The H 2 0 city. Home to an Ocean of Opportunity.
  85. 85. THE POWER OF PROGRESS THROUGH DATA
  86. 86. NATIONAL CITY DIVIDENDS $143 billion $31 billion $31 billion
  87. 87. TALENT DIVIDEND NETWORK ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM
  88. 88. A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS
  89. 89. The Green Dividend.
  90. 90. HAPPINESS HEALTH RESILIENCE DIVIDEND DIVIDEND DIVIDEND
  91. 91. HAPPINESS DIVIDEND Determinants of Happiness: 50% GENES AND UPBRINGING 10% INCOME 40% ACTIVITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS WHAT CAN WE DO TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH VIA HAPPINESS? Action for Happiness, http://www.actionforhappiness.org/about-us
  92. 92. HEALTH DIVIDEND The United States is ranked as the 11th healthiest country in the world. 15% Spent on Healthcare U.S. GDP WHAT CAN WE DO TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH VIA HEALTH? Forbes, World’s Healthiest Countries, http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/07/health-world-countries-forbeslifecx_avd_0408health_slide_6.html?thisSpeed=undefined, 2008
  93. 93. INNOVATION DIVIDEND Studies have shown that in many industries, particularly those that are the most progressive and make greatest use of skilled labor, smaller firms tend to be more innovative than their larger counterparts. If self-employment and the number of small businesses is an indicator of entrepreneurship and risk taking in a community, WHAT CAN WE DO TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH VIA INNOVATION? (Acs & Audretsch, 1987)
  94. 94. SMART DIVIDEND To be successful in the knowledge economy, workers and businesses need both “buzz” (close, intense, local interaction) and pipelines (links to other places in the world with similar kinds of intense local interaction). If information infrastructure paves the way for increased connectivity and flow of ideas, WHAT CAN WE DO TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH VIA DIGITAL CONNECTION? (Storper and Venables 2003)
  95. 95. IMMIGRATION DIVIDEND 40% of U.S. population growth can be directly attributed to immigration. WHAT CAN WE DO TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH VIA IMMIGRATION?
  96. 96. “Our ability to connect with each other is the defining characteristic of our species…” ED GLAESER, HARVARD PROFESSOR TRIUMPH OF THE CITY
  97. 97. “Tear down walls, build bridges, and light fires.” STEVE JOBS
  98. 98. IT IS OUR LIGHT, NOT OUR DARKNESS THAT MOST FRIGHTENS US…. MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
  99. 99. Your playing small does not serve the world.

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