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Session 4: The Power of the Creative Economy

Join Hudson Business Coalition and Hudson Development Corp. for our fourth small business discussion and roundtable, happening Tuesday, May 7 from 9 to 10:30 am at Hudson Hall, at the historic Hudson Opera House (327 Warren St).

This session will focus on the creative economy, and our featured presenter will be educator, lecturer, and consultant Neil Ramsay, who is known as “The Creative Economist.”

Neil will discuss the ways in which the creative economy acts as a force multiplier for local and regional economies.

Please R.S.V.P. using the form on this page if you’d like to attend!

Refreshments to be served! We look forward to seeing you there!

Hudson Hall

A very special thank you to Hudson Hall for hosting. To learn more about holding your own event at this historic venue, click here.

About the presenter, Neil Ramsay

Neil Ramsay, The Creative Economist, serves as a contracted systems thinker and lateral thinker for various teams and projects.

Business leaders are proud to collaborate with Neil, as he embodies an expansive combination of “imagination, pragmatism, and aesthetics” that encompasses transdisciplinary and holistic approaches. With his out-of-the-box thinking, Neil brings a fresh perspective to the planning and decision-making processes.

Neil’s expertise lies in identifying, developing, and leveraging synergies between creative professionals such as architects, artists, designers, futurists, urbanists, and business leaders who aim to build ventures with a more human-centered and life-oriented impact on people, places, and spaces. By adopting nonlinear approaches to problem-solving, he elevates the standards of management, enabling the realization of newfound creative value through quantifiable means.

His cross-disciplinary insight empowers him to establish connections between seemingly unrelated elements and recognize the enhanced systemic values that arise from these connections. Through the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative aspects of commissioned or proposed creative projects, Neil delves deeper into the ideas, strategies, and operations of clients. This unique skill set bridges the domains of finance, economics, design, art, and real-property development, allowing him to uncover value that might go unnoticed by others.

See the recordings from our first two business roundtables

In January, we hosted our first business roundtable, focused on retail, with Hudson Home’s Richard Bodin; in February, we hosted our second, with New York State Tourism Industry Association president Bob Provost. Watch the recordings from those sessions below:

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