“World class communities are not determined by geographic location or population, rather it's a mindset.” – Don A. Holbrook
Don A. Holbrook is a pioneer when it comes to transformational economic development strategies for world-class communities and is a sought-after keynote speaker on the impact of the global economy on local economies and what can be done to thrive and survive (Thrivival) in these chaotic times. He shares his "no holds barred viewpoint" on the challenges faced by communities that inspires fresh solutions.
-Richard Florida, Author of "The Creative Class", "Flight of the Creative Class" and his latest book, "Who's your City?"
He has authored Who Moved My Smoke Stack? and The Little Black Book of Economic Development and is one of the most highly published and quoted subject matter experts in the field of economic development today.
Don Holbrook specializes in creating unique destination tourism projects within the entertainment and retail industries. Check out his latest project the first ever Green Theme Park powered by clean renewable energy with an economic impact of 17,000 jobs at full build out and over $1.3 billion in facilities investment. Holbrook negotiated the local incentive plan, assisted in the creation of special state legislation supporting the capitalization, managed the consulting team, assisted in the investor solicitation package, shaped the public private partnership agreement and did the final site location for the project. Governor Perry, calls this one of the most dramatic projects in the history of Texas Economic Development. Check out the project at their website.
To discuss developing a mega tourism project for your community, contact Don Holbrook.
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Also, an in-demand consultant, Holbrook is regarded by many as an innovator of technology based site selection and creative financing for public investments in catalyst private sector projects. He’s a key driver of today’s industry data standards through his role at the International Economic Development Council and the developer of the patent pending dynamic site location database model now currently licensed to the industry with the IEDC. Holbrook also serves on the largest financial lending board for the U.S. SBA 504 program in the country.
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