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Wednesday, November 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panel: Using People, Place and Purpose to Drive a Community’s Economy

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Every community has an economy. A thriving neighborhood district can contribute to this economy by creating employment opportunities, attracting dollars from outside the community, and increasing the local tax base.
In this session, you’ll learn how our panelists maximize people, place and purpose to distinguish their community from others, and how doing so contributes to the vitality of a healthy community economy.

You’ll learn:
  • New updates happening in Pensacola and other communities and how you, too, can play a role in making an economic impact
  • How a vibrant business district can add to a neighborhood’s desirability and market value
  • How each developer considers “placemaking” as a top priority when cultivating new spaces and what proactive steps are taken to build vibrant neighborhood commercial districts

Note: In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Bailey T. Pope, AIA

Sr. Vice President, Design and Construction, Inspired Communities of Florida
Mr. Pope completed studies in Architecture and City Planning at Princeton University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He practiced Architecture for 18 years, specializing in multi-family and non-traditional housing for for-profit and non-profit clients throughout the southeast... Read More →
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Rohan Freeman

Adventurer, Mountaineer and Entrepreneur, President and CEO, Freeman Companies and 7 Summits
Rohan A. Freeman, PE, LS is President and CEO of Hartford-based, multi-disciplinary engineering firm Freeman Companies. Rohan , an accomplished mountaineer, founded the company shortly after summiting Mount Everest with a promise to clients to “Elevate Your Expectations”.  This... Read More →
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Tosh Belsinger

Vice President Of Development, Catalyst HRE
Tosh oversees and implements development activities throughout each of Catalyst’s ground-up projects. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Catalyst, Tosh spent 16 years as the Founder and President of Gulf Blue Group, a commercial real estate firm... Read More →
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J. Alistair McKenzie

Co-Founder, A Storied Life, Inc.
Alistair will tell you he has an obligation to make the world a place where human beings and their environment can flourish. As a writer and real estate developer, this is what he aims to do. At his core, he is a creative problem solver, storyteller, and visionary who believes in... Read More →

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Baptist Health Care

From health care to human services - when there's a need, Baptist Health Care is there to help.Our legacy is one of action that began more than 68 years ago with our founder's bold vision to bring more modern health care to the community. That legacy has guided us throughout our history... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Museum of Commerce - 201 Zaragoza St.