Panel: Beyond Efficiency: How Business Can Help Communities and Families Flourish
Date & Time
Thursday, February 22, 2024, 3:00 PM
Stephanie Slade Anne Bradley Stephen Barrows Doug Gebhardt

Does business help or harm local communities? Answering this question is pivotal to addressing the current crisis of communities concentrated in certain regions of the country. Many have critiqued free markets for disruption in community life when factories close or jobs shift overseas. This panel will grapple honestly with some of the negative impacts of global trade and markets on certain groups and communities while also showing the positive role business can play in aiding families and communities hurting the most. As just one example: on a micro-level, businesses can creatively solve problems that communities face and provide employment that sustains families. Join panelists Anne Bradley, Doug Gebhardt, and Stephanie Slade for an engaging and enlightening conversation about the role business plays in community flourishing.