Jason Broadwater

Keynote Speaker on Economic Development

If you are interested in a fresh and intelligent perspective on the rapid changes happening in our lives and towns and cities, if you are interested in how our economy and jobs are changing with the internet and the millennial generation, if you are seeking a dynamic and entertaining speaker, then Jason Broadwater may be what you’re looking for.

Imagine. Articulate. Design and Deliver.

Jason Broadwater designs and delivers innovative projects and presentations that affect change in organizations and communities. Jason is a keynote speaker on Economic Development, covering

  • the connectivity era and internet economy,
  • the millennial generation’s influence in the world and workplace, and
  • recruiting talent to organizations and communities.

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  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Jason... Your share in Salisbury was exceptional on many levels. As an aging boomer - you helped me 'get it' in a way that I can be more successful at work which is nice - but more effective with my two children which is priceless."
    Bob Rich,Delmarva Farm Management Services, Owner / Sperry Van Ness, Land Advisor

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "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

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "The program Jason brought to our community represents the very best of today’s reality. A joint effort with the public private and educational interests combined to enhance economic development and learning experience is a win for everyone. Our hope is that the quality of life in our community and this new high tech initiative will result in creative jobs in a place young people will want to stay and call home."
    Doug Echols,Mayor of Rock Hill, SC

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "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."
    Bill Beall,Mayor of Federalsburg, Maryland

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "The York County Medical Society appreciates your informative and engaging presentation on the ongoing Internet Revolution and it’s impact on medicine and health care."
    Vipul Thakker, M.D.,

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Jason is a visionary person with a remarkable ability to put ideas into action. In supporting economic development, highest recommendations!"
    Stephen Turner,Director of Economic and Urban Development, City of Rock Hill

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Excellent points, insight, and leadership from Jason...both in his publication and at the York County Day event, as I witnessed. Thanks, JB, for participating and sharing!"
    Rob Youngblood,President at York County Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Jason, a self-organizing and visionary entrepreneur with whom the Arts Council worked to host an Economic Gardening Conference in Rock Hill, SC, Aug 2010, is a leader in our community. The conference brought together the business community, the arts community and the student community over the idea of aligning goals and objectives to creative and support a business-friendly climate under which business entrepreneurs can thrive."
    Debra Heintz,Executive Director, Arts Council of York County

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Jason's ability to convey the message of how crowdsourcing can be used as a tool to spur redevelopment efforts is uncanny. He has made the connection between public engagement and community redevelopment. I encourage you to hear him share his experiences in Rock Hill, SC."
    Wade Luther, II,Economic Development Director, City of Camden

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "I'll keep it brief. Jason is one very motivated and decidedly creative individual. These traits along with his never ending energy make him an asset to any profession, community or group of friends. He has always been a reliable forward thinking associate and a true friend."
    Bartow Church,Producer at Apostle Films

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Jason has been instrumental in putting together the Hive – an innovative, collaborative solution for utilizing the growing Internet Industry for workforce, community, and economic development. Not only was the idea truly innovative, but Jason delivered."
    Greg F. Rutherford, Ph.D.,President, York Technical College

  • Kind Words from Nice People

    "Jason, your topic, information covered, and presentation style and method was on right target for our community’s/region’s nonprofits that are considering using social media and the internet to increase their current and future constituents’ awareness and support of their organizations."
    Lane D. Cook,Vice President of Planned Giving & Development, Foundation For The Carolinas

Old Town New World
The Book

The Internet, cowork, urban renewal, the creative class, collaboration, and the punk rock economy comprise tomorrow’s Main Streets of small town USA.

Old Town New World is a glimpse into a new cultural era in our nation, called by author Jason Broadwater The Connectivity Age.

Written through personal stories, experiences, and musings on both broad shifts and specific tactics for economic development success in small cities, Old Town New World is part treatise, part memoir, and part case study of Rock Hill, SC.

For sale at Lulu Online.