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  1. 1. THE OPPORTUNITYCHALLENGEMemphis, TNFebruary 2011Part of the US Initiativeofbyandforus.org
  2. 2. THE OPPORTUNITYCHALLENGEwas a three-day gathering ofpolicy-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, workforce andeconomic development professionals, andcivic leaders working together to answer abig question…
  3. 3. How do we develop all ofour talent and put all of ourtalent to work?
  4. 4. How do we develop all ofour talent and put all of ourtalent to work?…and why do we care?
  5. 5. What is the OPPORTUNITY?
  6. 6. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is losingpopulation, but someneighborhoods are actuallygetting denser.
  7. 7. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is losingpopulation, but someneighborhoods are actuallygetting denser.This follows a nationaltrend.
  8. 8. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is the largest city inTennessee and theeconomic/cultural capital of athree-state region.
  9. 9. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is the largest city inTennessee and theeconomic/cultural capital of athree-state region.So goes Memphis, so goes a bigchunk of the southeastern USA.
  10. 10. What is the OPPORTUNITY?The qualities that defineMemphis’ past will defineAmerican cities’ future.
  11. 11. What is the OPPORTUNITY?The qualities that defineMemphis’ past will defineAmerican cities’ future.We’re a city of creative risk-takers, boot-strappers, entrepreneurs, andself-taught, self-reliant doers.
  12. 12. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.
  13. 13. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.In the last 50 years, ourlandmass has more than doubledwhile our population has steadilydeclined.
  14. 14. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.In the last 50 years, ourlandmass has more than doubledwhile our population has steadilydeclined.Population density today is lessthan half of what it was in 1960.
  15. 15. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.In spite of annexation, we’veseen a net loss of 10,000 citizensin the last 10 years.
  16. 16. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.In spite of annexation, we’veseen a net loss of 10,000 citizensin the last 10 years.Between 2000 - 2010, ShelbyCounty lost 41,000 25-34 year-olds.
  17. 17. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.1 in 4 Memphians lives inpoverty, including 1 in 3African-Americans.
  18. 18. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.1 in 4 Memphians lives inpoverty, including 1 in 3African-Americans.Poverty rate among children isup 45% since 2000.
  19. 19. That’s not to say we don’t havesome real obstacles.Only 24% of Memphians have acollege degree. Fewer than 5%have a Master’s degree orhigher.
  20. 20. One very interesting – andpromising statistic:Average age in Memphis:33.4 years
  21. 21. The CHALLENGE therefore is:How do we rebuild our city’seconomy from the ground upand the inside out?
  22. 22. The CHALLENGE therefore is:How do we create a pipeline ofeducational and economicprogress that meets peoplewhere they are?
  23. 23. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: work collaboratively andfearlessly on answers to these questions.
  24. 24. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: hear from thought leadersand policy experts about the forcesthat are shaping our city (and allcities.)
  25. 25. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: better asses our assets.
  26. 26. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: really understand where thegaps are.
  27. 27. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding Memphis…
  28. 28. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding Memphis…The LEARNING CITY
  29. 29. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding Memphis…The VENTURE CITY
  30. 30. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding Memphis…The CONNECTED CITY
  31. 31. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:1. Play the game of you.
  32. 32. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:2. Embrace electronic portfoliosfor learning.
  33. 33. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:3. Adopt policies that will acceleratepost-secondary education.
  34. 34. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:4. Create a public innovation labto re-engage disconnected 16-24 year-olds.
  35. 35. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:5. Achieve the talent dividend.
  36. 36. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:6. Create an office of talentwithin local government.
  37. 37. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:7. Establish a learning cities coalition.
  38. 38. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:1. Develop an evergreenentrepreneurial ecosystem.
  39. 39. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:2. Redefine the future returns.
  40. 40. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:3. Plan for the long term.
  41. 41. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:4. Create pathways to employthe hardest to employ.
  42. 42. The CONNECTED CITY asks us to do 2things:1. Foster social connections.
  43. 43. The CONNECTED CITY asks us to do 2things:2. Foster physical connections.
  44. 44. Memphis needs to be all three atonce.
  45. 45. The new values:Risk
  46. 46. The new values:Risk Work
  47. 47. The new values:Risk Work Guts
  48. 48. The new values:Risk Work Guts Ideas
  49. 49. The new values:Risk Work Guts Ideas Self-made connections
  50. 50. The new values:Risk Work Guts Ideas Self-made connectionsEquity
  51. 51. The new values:Risk Work Guts Ideas Self-made connectionsEquity Iteration
  52. 52. The new values:Risk Work Guts Ideas Self-made connectionsEquity Iteration Knowledge
  53. 53. So NOW what?
  54. 54. So NOW what?Crosstown Artsfacebook.com/crosstownartsmemfeast.tumblr.com/
  55. 55. So NOW what?Memphis Bioworks Foundationmemphisbioworks.org
  56. 56. So NOW what?Office of Talent & Human CapitalDouglas.Scarboro@MemphisTN.gov
  57. 57. So NOW what?Launch Memphis@launchmemphisfacebook.com/launchmemphis
  58. 58. So NOW what?FedEx Institute of TechnologyOffice of Technology Transfermemphis.edu/fedex/ott.php
  59. 59. So NOW what?Memphis Talent Dividendmemphistalentdividend.com
  60. 60. Big THANKS:
  61. 61. Big THANKS: Joe Cotright Laurel Dukehart Paddy Harrington Charles Leadbeater Peter Smith Suzanne Walsh Veronica White Katherine von Jan
  62. 62. Big THANKS: Hyde Family Foundations Doug Carpenter & Associates FedEx Duncan-Williams, Inc. Lenny’s Franchisor, LLC Memphis Bioworks Foundation
  63. 63. KERRY HAYESKerry.Hayes@MemphisTN.govfacebook.com/kerry.j.hayes901 302 7509

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