An Extraordinary, Eye-Opening Keynote Presentation on the National Economic Shifts Affecting the Success of Local Communities Across the Nation

Forever Changed

This keynote presentation will change the way you think about your community and the economic development and public policy strategies needed for success in our new and forever changed world.

This compelling and praised presentation given by the energetic and insightful story-teller Jason Broadwater

  • illuminates the changes that have culminated in a national paradigm shift that has created a new world and new economic reality for communities across the US;
  • identifies the issues and opportunities that lie within the influence of local and regional governments, organizations, and stakeholders; and
  • describes a formula for success for economic and community development for small cities, towns, and rural communities across the nation.

Jason explores specific solutions for today’s challenges in workforce, business development, housing, transportation, food, and governing process. It’s big idea thinking with plenty of specific examples of innovative projects done for municipalities, counties, EDCs, and more. Jason Broadwater gives this extraordinary presentation to large forums (as a keynote speech) or to small groups of community leaders.


Please contact us with interest in any of the following:

    • Presentation+Q&A for Small Group
    • Keynote Presentation
    • Remote Web-based Presentation+Q&A

    Jason’s keynote speech was not only a pleasure to listen to, but also incredibly informative. His speaking style is a perfect blend of inspiring and laid back which resonated with all age groups attending the conference. The one word I would use to describe the actual meat and bones of his talk would be: high-value. He presents hard data with a uniquely human element that makes big concepts like workforce understandable, relevant, and easy to tackle. I would highly recommend Jason Broadwater to speak at your next event.

    Leslie Friedman Executive Director, Elbert County Chamber of Commerce

    Jason was great to work with and truly became immersed in our community while getting to know our people, our places and our businesses. He speaks from the heart and doesn’t just tell you the good things about your community, he tells you some things that you might not see or might not want to hear. But that’s what makes him a great speaker, he points out the areas that need improvement. He also gives you examples on how to improve and get out of your own way to help the economic development of your community. We received positive feedback from our businesses, educational partners, elected officials, philanthropic and non-profit partners that were in attendance. I would highly recommend him again.

    Anthony Gallo President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, Ohio

    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

    I had the opportunity to sit in on a speech Jason provided in the South Lake Tahoe region of California. His approach on the millennial generation was both refreshing and nuanced. It was truly a thought provoking perspective and one that I immediately brought back to my colleagues. Jason is a seasoned speaker with a charismatic style that blends messaging around economic development, community building and marketing. Truly inspirational!

    Lynn Carpenter VP Marketing, VisitCalifornia

    Jason provided our group with a great mix of data, humor, and insights that were informative and entertaining at the same time. He planted seeds and impressions that I know will resonate in our community in the coming months. We’ve received very positive feedback from attendees. He was a hit for sure!

    B Gorman President & CEO of Tahoe Chamber

    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

    Your presentation was the icing on the cake. You brought a very inspiring and well thought out message. I would love to see your ideas begin to root here in Nevada.

    Sheryl Gonzales Project Manager, Western Nevada Development District

    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

    Jason is a self-organizing and visionary entrepreneur and a leader in our community.

    Debra Heintz Executive Director, Arts Council of York County

    Jason excites 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 Executive Director, Greater Salisbury Committee

    Jason is a visionary person with a remarkable ability to put ideas into action. In supporting economic development, highest recommendations!

    Stephen Turner Director of Urban and Economic Development, City of Rock Hill

    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 Statesville Chamber