Tampa takes the Florida trophy for “tech talent,” according to a recent CBRE Research report. Impressive tech-talent growth rates also point to changing dynamics in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Jacksonville.
Jill Scroggs Silverboard thinks local governments can innovate and she’s leading by example. It’s not what Jill’s resume says about her past that warranted recognition as a Thinker of the Month, rather her understanding of the complexities of public service challenges today.
Rebecca Ryan is the author of ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America’s Future Leaders (2013) and Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation (2007). Ryan’s latest insights focus on the nation’s seasonality and its current state in the middle of winter.
July’s Thinker of the Month is Randall G. Holcombe whose research forms the basis of Thinkspot’s passion for economic progress. His most recent book, “Producing Prosperity” suggests traditional economic development often overlooks the ultimate goal.
Thinkspot’s inaugural Thinker of the Month is University of Texas lecturer, John Doggett. You could hear a pin drop after we first heard John deliver one of his patented provocative statements: “If we took our economy as seriously as we take college football….” With audiences held in rapt attention, John Doggett’s data-driven analysis opens eyes to the realities of global competition and the path out of economic turmoil.