Inclusive Competitiveness: A Bipartisan Economic Movement for 2016

Inclusive Competitiveness: A Bipartisan Economic Movement for 2016

Inclusive Competitiveness: A Bipartisan Economic Movement for 2016 By Mike Green July 3, 2014 When it comes to presidential election issues, Americans are fairly consistent. The economy is one of the top concerns of voters across the board. So, when 250 of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful policymakers gathered recently to discuss how to transform the current system of... Read More

NoAppFee: Re-inventing Renting for the 21st Century Real Estate Industry

NoAppFee: Re-inventing Renting for the 21st Century Real Estate Industry

NoAppFee: Re-inventing Renting for the 21st Century Real Estate Industry By Mike Green Dec. 29, 2013 Is 2014 the year for a disruption in the real estate market? Perhaps. A technology solution to a long-standing problem in the real estate industry may be on its way.     NoAppFee (No Application Fee) is the brainchild of Tyrone Poole, the founder and CEO of an innovative... Read More

UNCF, Stanford University Produce Historic HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

UNCF, Stanford University Produce Historic HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

UNCF, Stanford University Produce Historic HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley By Mike Green Dec. 9, 2013 Where are black tech innovators in America? It’s a good question that was raised in Silicon Valley two years ago when Angela Benton met legendary investor Mitch Kapor and founded NewMe, the first accelerator in Silicon Valley focused on black startup founders. Soledad... Read More

The Illusion of Inclusion: America’s Economic Impediment

The Illusion of Inclusion: America’s Economic Impediment

The Illusion of Inclusion: America’s Economic Impediment By Mike Green Dec. 4, 2013 America has a black president. That’s certainly a step toward inclusion, right? Today, one of the most recognizable names in the nation is Oprah, who stands among a handful of women in the network of America’s wealthiest elite. Power couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, and Will Smith... Read More

What Happened to the GOP?

What Happened to the GOP?

What Happened to the GOP? By Mike Green Oct. 17, 2013 It was a classic showdown between one man and an arch conservative wing of the Republican Party over a signature piece of healthcare legislation that has strong implications for the legacy of this administration. The stakes were high. Memories of election defeats in 2008 and 2012 were still fresh in the minds of those whose intent... Read More

Finding Funds: Corporations Stash Cash Offshore

Finding Funds: Corporations Stash Cash Offshore

Finding Funds: Corporations Stash Cash Offshore On Oct. 1, the Wall Street Journal published its analysis of Moody’s review of 1,000 corporations in its ratings portfolio. The report reveals the nonfinancial sector holds $1.48 trillion in cash, with at least $900 billion stashed in offshore accounts, which avoids a 35% U.S. tax. I created an infographic to show the data.... Read More

Inclusive Competitiveness: America’s 21st Century Economic Vision

Inclusive Competitiveness: America’s 21st Century Economic Vision

Inclusive Competitiveness: America’s 21st Century Economic Vision By Mike Green Sept. 27, 2013 Inclusive Competitiveness is a national economic imperative that policymakers nationwide should consider as their highest investment priority and America’s 21st Century Economic Vision. Johnathan Holifield, Esq. is the “Father of Inclusive Competitiveness,” an... Read More

UNCF channels Wall Street in new ad campaign

UNCF channels Wall Street in new ad campaign

UNCF channels Wall Street and Silicon Valley in new ad campaign by Mike Green You’ve heard the famous UNCF slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” But you may not have heard the new ad campaign, which borrows terminology that has become synonymous with Silicon Valley and Wall Street: “investment” and “dividend.” I like the new approach.... Read More

March on Washington Misses Huge Opportunity

March on Washington Misses Huge Opportunity

By Mike Green The March on Washington missed a huge opportunity to catalyze a 21st century movement on economic inclusion. Al Sharpton gave the keynote address on Aug. 24, during the 50-year commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. His leadership, along with Civil Rights era icons, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis and so many others, is much appreciated. The work... Read More

NorTech, Cleveland Fed, Address Regional Economics and Building Inclusive Brain Hubs

NorTech, Cleveland Fed, Address Regional Economics and Building Inclusive Brain Hubs

NorTech, Cleveland Fed, Address Regional Economics and Building Inclusive Brain Hubs Northeast Ohio is reeling from the effects of an economy too dependent upon 20th century manufacturing. As the 21st century advanced manufacturing sector attempts a slow rebound, one of the challenges facing the region is diversifying its workforce and entrepreneurial landscape to develop what Sandra... Read More

Message to President Obama: Stand Your Ground

Message to President Obama: Stand Your Ground

Message to President Obama: Stand Your Ground By Mike Green President Barack Obama surprised the nation on July 19 with an impromptu press conference in the aftermath of the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed volunteer community watchman who was eventually arrested and charged weeks after admitting to shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The unarmed... Read More

Startup Lesson: How To Raise $1M in seed funding

Startup Lesson: How To Raise $1M in seed funding

Startups, how do you raise $1M in seed funding? So, you have a good idea. No, you have a great idea, right? You’ve built your product, received positive feedback from customers, gained a little traction in the market, and you need to raise money to scale your startup operation. What is it going to take to get the seed capital you need? Time? How much time? Emails? Phone calls?... Read More

America21 introduces new ScaleUp Campaign

America21 introduces new ScaleUp Campaign

America21 has introduced a new ScaleUp Campaign in partnership with the Next Economy Partnership Project. Visit ScaleupCampaign.org and tell us about innovative efforts ongoing in your local region that create jobs and economic opportunity. We want to highlight innovators, collaborators, outside-the-box thinkers & doers in your local area. With your help, we can identify, connect... Read More

Mike Green gives keynote at Tabor 100 Gala in Seattle: Building An Inclusive Innovation Economy

Mike Green gives keynote at Tabor 100 Gala in Seattle: Building An Inclusive Innovation Economy

Mike Green was invited by Ollie Garrett, the executive director of Tabor 100 in Seattle, to give the keynote address at its annual gala fundraiser.   The elite of Seattle’s political landscape attended the sold-out venue at the Washington State Convention Center on Sept. 15, 2012.   A standing ovation followed Mike’s 27-min speech.   See Mike’s... Read More

America21 Co-hosts Closing the Wealth Gap, Sept. 19

America21 Co-hosts Closing the Wealth Gap, Sept. 19

America21 will co-host a forum on Closing the Wealth Gap on Sept. 19, 2012 in Washington D.C. at B’s Restaurant in Union Station from 4 pm to 8 pm.     See the slides below for more information. Limited seating. Get your tickets here while they last. Share this:  Read More

America21 highlighted in Forbes by Nortech CEO

America21 highlighted in Forbes by Nortech CEO

INCLUSION: The Missing Link in Economic Competitiveness By Rebecca O. Bagley President and CEO, Nortech Aug. 15, 2012 (See original column in Forbes) As I continue to engage with companies, universities, government leaders, investors and economic development practitioners in Ohio and across the country, I can’t help but notice the lack of diversity in high growth technology sectors.... Read More

America21 – Tired of the Talk Campaign

America21 – Tired of the Talk Campaign

America21 needs your support.   We’re excited about the progress we’re making in changing the economic narrative across urban America, promoting inclusive competitiveness in established innovation ecosystems and connecting the economically disconnected to regional innovation clusters and opportunity. But, this economic movement needs you. America21 needs your financial... Read More

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Economist Agrees with America21

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Economist Agrees with America21

Joseph Stiglitz, the Pulizer Prize-winning economist and author of “The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future,” agrees with America21 data and describes for Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, the economic landscape that underscores the message that America21 has consistently offered to the American public. Stiglitz says: “Inequality... Read More

America21′s Mike Green featured in Oregon Business Mag

America21′s Mike Green featured in Oregon Business Mag

In the past decade, much of the new wealth creation and job growth in the United States has occurred in the startup technology sectors. “But those types of innovations and market disruptions are not happening across black America,” says Green, who is also a part-time blogger. The reasons “are systemic, historical and institutional, and someone has to address it.” Programs... Read More

Mike Green shares economic dream on MLK Day 2012

Mike Green shares economic dream on MLK Day 2012

    Around a thousand people gathered today at the Oregon Convention Center for The Skanner newspaper’s 26th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. The guests of honor included Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Patrick Quinton, executive director of the Portland Development Commission. Keynote speaker was Mike Green … Photo by Cornelius Swart     The... Read More

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