Arizona Living Economy Forum Convenes in Tucson To Move Local Economy Forward

September 17, 2017, 12:30pm–5:30pm
YWCA of Southern Arizona at
525 N. Bonita Avenue

Tickets are $10 for an all day pass which grants entry to all six Forum tracks and the post event cocktail reception.
More info and PURCHASE TICKETS at Local First Arizona website

This Sunday, Sep 17, community change-makers will come together in Tucson for the second annual Arizona Living Economy Forum to showcase what’s working locally to drive prosperity in Arizona. The event is hosted by Local First Arizona, Mrs. Green’s World and the YWCA of Southern Arizona.

The Arizona Living Economy Forum aims to bring together influencers from many areas to showcase ideas that are working in our community and how we can expand them. Each of the five Forum tracks covers a topic that is significant for the advancement of Tucson’s and Arizona’s local economy:

  • Food, Soil, and Nature: Investing in soil, local food, and nature-based businesses and infrastructure to increase the circulation of local foods in our economy.
  • Shared Ownership and Community Capital: Cultivating democratic economic models: worker ownership, land trusts, public assets, the commons; diverging from Wall Street to invest communities and using philanthropy to mitigate risk for pioneers.
  • Sustainable Solutions: Provide the tools to implement sustainability strategies in our daily lives and understand the interconnectedness of green efforts for greater impact and a holistic sustainable economy.
  • Localism and Localist Policies: Promoting a culture of local, cooperative, and community owned businesses and organizations and advocating for policies that support these initiatives.
  • Opportunity and Innovation for Engagement: The University of Arizona is leading education, innovation, and intervention in the field of climate change and climate reality.

Local First Arizona Founder and Executive Director Kimber Lanning will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Arizona Living Economy Forum.

“Embracing localist policies is critical for a healthy local economy, and Tucson has been a leader in supporting local businesses and creating an environment that allows them to thrive,” said Lanning. “I’m eager to be part of the conversations that will be taking place at the Arizona Living Economy Forum on how to create local solutions to continue to move Tucson forward.”