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<ul><li> 1. THE OPPORTUNITYCHALLENGEMemphis, TNFebruary 2011Part of the US Initiativeofbyandforus.org</li></ul> <p> 2. THE OPPORTUNITYCHALLENGEwas a three-day gathering ofpolicy-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, workforce andeconomic development professionals, andcivic leaders working together to answer abig question 3. How do we develop all ofour talent and put all of ourtalent to work? 4. How do we develop all ofour talent and put all of ourtalent to work?and why do we care? 5. What is the OPPORTUNITY? 6. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is losingpopulation, but someneighborhoods are actuallygetting denser. 7. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is losingpopulation, but someneighborhoods are actuallygetting denser.This follows a nationaltrend. 8. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is the largest city inTennessee and theeconomic/cultural capital of athree-state region. 9. What is the OPPORTUNITY?Memphis is the largest city inTennessee and theeconomic/cultural capital of athree-state region.So goes Memphis, so goes a bigchunk of the southeastern USA. 10. What is the OPPORTUNITY?The qualities that defineMemphis past will defineAmerican cities future. 11. What is the OPPORTUNITY?The qualities that defineMemphis past will defineAmerican cities future.Were a city of creative risk-takers, boot-strappers, entrepreneurs, andself-taught, self-reliant doers. 12. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles. 13. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.In the last 50 years, ourlandmass has more than doubledwhile our population has steadilydeclined. 14. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.In the last 50 years, ourlandmass has more than doubledwhile our population has steadilydeclined.Population density today is lessthan half of what it was in 1960. 15. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.In spite of annexation, weveseen a net loss of 10,000 citizensin the last 10 years. 16. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.In spite of annexation, weveseen a net loss of 10,000 citizensin the last 10 years.Between 2000 - 2010, ShelbyCounty lost 41,000 25-34 year-olds. 17. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.1 in 4 Memphians lives inpoverty, including 1 in 3African-Americans. 18. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.1 in 4 Memphians lives inpoverty, including 1 in 3African-Americans.Poverty rate among children isup 45% since 2000. 19. Thats not to say we dont havesome real obstacles.Only 24% of Memphians have acollege degree. Fewer than 5%have a Masters degree orhigher. 20. One very interesting andpromising statistic:Average age in Memphis:33.4 years 21. The CHALLENGE therefore is:How do we rebuild our cityseconomy from the ground upand the inside out? 22. The CHALLENGE therefore is:How do we create a pipeline ofeducational and economicprogress that meets peoplewhere they are? 23. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: work collaboratively andfearlessly on answers to these questions. 24. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: hear from thought leadersand policy experts about the forcesthat are shaping our city (and allcities.) 25. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: better asses our assets. 26. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: really understand where thegaps are. 27. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding Memphis 28. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding MemphisThe LEARNING CITY 29. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding MemphisThe VENTURE CITY 30. OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE allowedus to: develop THREEnew ways ofunderstanding MemphisThe CONNECTED CITY 31. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:1. Play the game of you. 32. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:2. Embrace electronic portfoliosfor learning. 33. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:3. Adopt policies that will acceleratepost-secondary education. 34. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:4. Create a public innovation labto re-engage disconnected 16-24 year-olds. 35. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:5. Achieve the talent dividend. 36. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:6. Create an office of talentwithin local government. 37. The LEARNING CITY asks us to do 7things:7. Establish a learning cities coalition. 38. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:1. Develop an evergreenentrepreneurial ecosystem. 39. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:2. Redefine the future returns. 40. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:3. Plan for the long term. 41. The VENTURE CITY asks us to do 4things:4. Create pathways to employthe hardest to employ. 42. The CONNECTED CITY asks us to do 2things:1. Foster social connections. 43. The CONNECTED CITY asks us to do 2things:2. Foster physical connections. 44. Memphis needs to be all three atonce. 45. The new values:Risk 46. The new values:RiskWork 47. The new values:RiskWorkGuts 48. The new values:RiskWorkGuts Ideas 49. The new values:RiskWorkGuts Ideas Self-made connections 50. The new values:RiskWorkGuts Ideas Self-made connectionsEquity 51. The new values:RiskWorkGuts Ideas Self-made connectionsEquityIteration 52. The new values:RiskWorkGuts Ideas Self-made connectionsEquityIterationKnowledge 53. So NOW what? 54. So NOW what?Crosstown Artsfacebook.com/crosstownartsmemfeast.tumblr.com/ 55. So NOW what?Memphis Bioworks Foundationmemphisbioworks.org 56. So NOW what?Office of Talent &amp; Human CapitalDouglas.Scarboro@MemphisTN.gov 57. So NOW what?Launch Memphis@launchmemphisfacebook.com/launchmemphis 58. So NOW what?FedEx Institute of TechnologyOffice of Technology Transfermemphis.edu/fedex/ott.php 59. So NOW what?Memphis Talent Dividendmemphistalentdividend.com 60. Big THANKS: 61. Big THANKS:Joe CotrightLaurel DukehartPaddy HarringtonCharles LeadbeaterPeter SmithSuzanne WalshVeronica WhiteKatherine von Jan 62. Big THANKS:Hyde Family FoundationsDoug Carpenter &amp; AssociatesFedExDuncan-Williams, Inc.Lennys Franchisor, LLCMemphis Bioworks Foundation 63. KERRY HAYESKerry.Hayes@MemphisTN.govfacebook.com/kerry.j.hayes901 302 7509</p>