What is the Wise Economy Workshop?

The Wise Economy Workshop is a platform for Thinking and Doing that empowers us all to build a better future for the places that people care about.  

Strong local businesses? Good tax base? Diversity and equity?Constructively engaged citizens? Young people who want to stay? These common issues and more interlace with each other.  And we can’t solve them in isolation.

The name explains what’s necessary to build and rebuild successful places:

Wise because we see a future coming that isn’t like the past,

Economy because that’s one of the main systems that communities use to meet their needs and work together, 

Workshop because no one has all the answers, and we need to discover the right ones for each place, together.


The Wise Economy Workshop draws on the power of inclusive networks to make impact and accelerate needed change.  We make that impact by designing new systems that connect across old boundaries, blow away unproductive assumptions, and make

we can’t do that”


of course we did.

The Wise Economy Workshop collaborates in spaces that range from experiential learning to online public engagement to supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs and alternative financing. 

And we take what we’re learning through all this Doing, and we share it with you as we are Thinking.  So that you can take care of the places that you care about, too.

As you will hear at the end of a lot of Wise Economy broadcasts, it’s time to Go Get ‘Em. 

Time for a Wise Economy Workshop approach.