CEO for Cities holds 13th annual conference in Grand Rapids
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Caroline MacGregor September 30, 2013 | WGVU This year,
representatives from more than 75 cities have descended on Grand Rapids for the
13th annual CEOs for Cities conference.
city’s future relies on the engagement of leaders from across sectors with a common
agenda. CEOs for Cities is a partnership of 250 people across the country; it's a
network of urban leaders and change agents from business, education, economic
development, cultural and creative sectors, as well as foundations and
government organizations. All with one goal: to build and sustain the next
generation of great American cities.
“bubble from there”
That was Tony Hsieh,
CEO of Zappos online shoe and clothing store and author, of the book, Delivering
Hsieh believes that cities that encourage what he terms “collisions” or
encounters with other people are instrumental in the growth of a city.
CEO’s for Cities operates on the belief that we live in a world where half the populations
resides in urban areas; therefore strong, successful cities are essential to a
and state governments often operating at a dysfunctional level, cities are the
best scale at which to organize to tackle critical issues through interaction
on a personal level.
conference runs Tuesday, Oct 1st.
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