Cutting Edge and Compelling Economic Development Speaker Jason Broadwater to Keynote Summer #MACoCon

MACo is proud to announce our Summer Conference Keynote Speaker: Jason Broadwater!

The 2022 MACo Summer Conference will take place at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD, from August 17-20. This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Business.” With counties keeping health and safety a top priority, local government leaders are also exploring avenues to boost and support local businesses. From exploring available resources, finding creative ways to achieve common goals, and forming collaborative partnerships, this conference is about taking communities from “surviving” to “thriving.”

Jason Broadwater is an exceptional speaker on economic and community development with a unique, inspiring, relaxed approach to exploring big ideas. With plenty of macro-economics and history, Jason also details specific solutions for today’s challenges in workforce, business, housing, transportation, food, and governing process. Jason’s presentations are filled with examples of innovative projects done for municipalities, counties, EDCs, and more. Jason also owns and operates RevenFlo, a digital marketing agency in Rock Hill, SC.

Many thanks to the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) for sponsoring our keynote speaker!

Join us on August 18, 2022, at 9:00 am in the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland, for our Summer Conference Welcoming Session and Keynote Presentation:

Focus on People for Business for People

As a community, we want to create an environment where businesses can be successful. But why? Businesses are not important in and of themselves. They exist to serve people, which includes the owners, the employees, the customers, the investors, and the public (through the payment of taxes and more). In this keynote, Jason Broadwater lays out a model of outcomes-based government policy designed to make sure that the people (and yes their businesses) thrive in your community. A new world demands new ways of thinking, and we must put the most important thing first.

Don’t miss this presentation – register to attend Summer Conference today! Current low rates end on Aug 5 and late rates begin on Aug 6. Register today!

What people are saying about Jason Broadwater:

“Jason is a compelling speaker full of innovative ideas. His notions of collaboration through public/private partnership and bringing together Education and Economic Development and the Internet are cutting edge and worthy of note by those of influence in these sectors.”
John M. Papadopulos, President, Wells Fargo Retirement

“Jason excited the mind when he is speaking. He is creative and brings the ever-changing culture to the discussion of long-time problems. He looks through new eyes. Our 60-plus CEO attendees enjoyed his talk greatly…and are still referring to his ideas!”
T. Jan Wiseman, President and CEO, Greater Salisbury Committee

“Jason has the incredible ability to take complex, creative ideas and articulate those ideas in a very powerful way. Our community WILL move forward thanks to Jason Broadwater.”
David Bradley, President & CEO of Athens Area Chamber of Commerce

Jason spoke for MACo in 2013, with then-mayor Bill Beall of Federalsburg sharing this feedback after his presentation:

“This was the best seminar I was privileged to attend in the past two months. The speaker was unreal good and the info he gave us has already had a positive impact on our town. It was a game changer for Federalsburg. Good job. No, great job. Thank you.”

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