Tweetie Bird In exchange for struggling in the crowded city, the poorest artist can be enriched by the ideas circulating for free. [More from ccoletta]

August 23, 2003

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About the Show

Jim Sayer is president of the Sierra Business Council. The council is working to secure the social, natural and financial health of the Sierra Nevada. "Investing in Prosperity" is the council's latest publication. It's a guide to economic and community development that offers hundreds of ways to achieve prosperity in fast-growing rural regions.

June Holley is President and founder of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks or ACEnet. It's a community economic development organization in southeastern Ohio committed to building a healthy and sustainable regional economy based on economic justice, self-determination, and respect for diversity. With the ACEnet staff, she has pioneered the implementation of many innovative economic development strategies including business networks, incubators, a youth entrepreneurship initiative, and technology-based workforce development programs.

June has co-authored more than 30 papers and two books on various aspects of economic and community networking. She was recently awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship at the University of Kentucky, where she will work on a Tracking That Makes A Difference system to help organizations increase their scale and impact.

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