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Travis Robbins and WPT Nonwovens Models Sustainability and Zero Waste Manufacturing

In Climate, Economic Development, environment, Industrial-Manufacturing, Publisher Channel, veterans by Mary Kurek

From Army serviceman to leader in manufacturing, Travis Robbins brings ethical and resourceful protocols to his nonwoven plants. Based in Kentucky, WPT Nonwovens provides materials and products that incorporate US-sourced naturally sustainable materials that don’t clutter landfills and harm humans or the planet. From wet or dry wipes to feminine hygiene products to PPEs and cable wrappings, Robbins continues to …

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Josh Hile Creates New Options for the Way Impact Work Gets Funded

In Economic Development, Funding, Investor Interviews, Publisher Channel by Blessing Enofe

Founder and CEO of Citizen Mint, Josh Hile, is creating much-needed accessibility to funding toward positive change. For innovators and problem solvers who have solutions to world challenges, this is great news and even better news for the entire planet. Josh shares his background and what he’s developed as a solution to a huge gap in funding impact projects with …

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Dr. Toby Malichi – Hon.D.Bus. D.H.L. is a Business Diplomat With a Peace-Building Mission

In Diplomat, Economic Development, Networking Opps, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

 Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon. D. Bus., D. H. L., is an international businessman with credentials in corporate leadership that go back to his early twenties. The migration from his first roles at General Motors moved him to the diplomatic side of the global business environment when he started speaking publicly and serving on national boards like the US Chamber …

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Renuka Thakore is Building a Global Network Focused on Multidimensional Sustainable Communities

In Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Dr. Renuka Thakore’s diverse background has almost nothing that can be seen from a logical standpoint as a pathway to the work she is currently doing, but, it actually is perfect. From construction to advisory work in environmental concerns to financial analyst, researcher, and consultant to finally building a community of “doers” similar to herself. As the founder of the …

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Brad Reams is Leading One of the World’s Most Unique Industrial Parks on a Former Military Base

In Economic Development, Industrial-Manufacturing, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Brad Reams came from an education background and moved into public service in local government, and then made a natural step into economic development thanks to a military base closure and some forward-thinking developers. What is becoming known as North America’s Only Carbon Neutral Industrial Park is about 6,800 acres located on a former military base located in Parsons, Kansas. …

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Olusiji Aina is a Development Economist Working to Improve Financial Inclusion and Sustainability

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Economic Development, energy, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Ambassador Olusiji Aina has a collective string of years in finance, energy, and economic development that puts him at the top of governing leaders’ list for go-to on anything that touches the economy in Nigeria. As a Board Member of the US-Africa Trade Council, Co-Chair of the Kogi State Economic Advisory Council, and the founder of Optiss Ventures, an agribusiness …

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Shelli Brunswick Expands What You Think You Know About the Space Industry

In Economic Development, Publisher Channel, Space, Technology by Mary Kurek

COO of Space Foundation, Shelli Brunswick, knows space like no one you’ve probably ever met. A former military gal, she moved into the industry we mostly associate with NASA, and began connecting people and resources that take advantage of everything space-related. From technology transfer that impacts healthcare and agriculture to a surprising human capital industry, and global assistance in determining …