Entries by Accelerator

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what does an economy look like?

there are no shortage of “target sectors” being singled out by economic development organizations (in asheville, the 5×5 campaign used to market and support the following five local job sectors: advanced manufacturing, healthcare, arts and culture, science and technology, and knowledge-based entrepreneurs), accelerators, funders, incubators, networking events, co-working. not  dissing any of that activity, it is good work. there more »

filmed onsite in the two poorest and remote WNC counties

made this short film, wnc outdoors, with kurt mann, presented to outdoor industry association, filmed in it’s entirety onsite in graham and clay counties (no stock footage). with former textile and machinists out of work in these areas, they would love to see an outdoor manufacturer set up shop. graham has highest child poverty rate more »

Cherokee and Caucasian youth in Clay County, nc

clay county, nc, in southwest NC and bordering georgia hosts a wonderful cherokee heritage festival, and is home to the top high school in the state of NC – we interviewed and worked with the students, some would like to stick around but jobs are tough. supposedly a concentration of entrprenuers in the area, broadband more »