We talk to Trade, Investment and Governance Advisor Patterson Brown. His work at The United States Agency for International Development has successfully set up policy and operational guidelines for more than 30 organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. He talks about what it’s like to establish new, positive economic systems in places with varying cultures and practices. He outlines how growing economies in distant places echo that of places like Old Town Rock Hill and the shared challenges of communities all over the world. He discusses the current tumultuous global environment and how it affects people in the places he’s worked. We even talk about the waning possibility that Jason will successfully transition the global economy toward something he calls “RevenBucks.”

Patterson is a native of Fort Mill, SC. He earned his Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy from The George Washington University and has over 15 years experience delivering creative and innovative approaches to complex economic development and trade policy challenges.