What would you be willing to do to put 2.6 billion extra dollars into your local economy each year? Would you be willing to drive 4 fewer miles a day?

That’s what Portlanders are doing, and it’s paying big dividends for their city. Joe Cortright, economist with Impresa Consulting, will tell us about the calculations he’s made that produce Portland’s Green Dividend.

We’ll also find out from Jon Herrmann and Josh Sevin about Philadelphia’s comprehensive program to attract top college students…introduce them to the city while in school and hang on to them once they graduate. Jon heads Campus Philly, an organization that promotes active involvement of students with the city’s social, civic, and professional communities. Josh is the Manager of Knowledge Industry Initiatives for Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce.

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