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Might we also pursue technology start-ups?

Two recent articles, one posted on-line at VentureBeat and the other at Fast Company, lend impetus to the suggestion I discussed last month on this page concerning the Virgin Islands pursuing start-up technology companies in an effort to diversify its economy. Both articles provide the information for what follows concerning Hawaii and Bozeman, Montana. My…

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Investing in Economic Expansion

Expanding our economy requires both a willingness and ability to invest and participate in that expansion. Identifying opportunities to expand economic growth is not easy. We have a narrower path for development and growth than do larger communities. In general, economic expansion occurs as a result of tradable natural resources, skilled or cheap manpower, competitive…

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On conversation and the developing of a community’s shared values

The Virgin Islands faces challenges and require solutions, which must be the product of open and informed community-wide discussion. Most important is the need for shared values that can be reflected in our public policies and that can help determine and guide personal and corporate responsibility and behavior. A community’s shared values are best defined…

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Professionalizing Our Economic Advantage

This week, the Caribbean-Central America Action will convene its 39th annual conference in Miami. The two days of discussion bring together the private and public sector around issues relevant to the region. CCAA is one of the premier groups that seek to promote a dialog on topics critical to Caribbean and Central America development. The…

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