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Virtual GBR: Forward, Better with Local Investing

February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join nationally renowned economist Michael Shuman, author of “Put Your Money Where Your Life Is”, and “The Local Economy Solution”, for an inspiring appearance (via Zoom) to Durango.

Shuman is an appreciated economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics.  He is Director of Local Economy Programs for Neighborhood Associates Corporation, and an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School in New York City.  He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding.

Shuman will explain the risks and returns involved with local investing, and how any community can get started. He will also suggest some policies the city and county might initiate to accelerate local investing as a stimulus for jump starting the economy from COVID-19 shutdowns.

A growing number of Americans are nervous about the Wall Street roller coaster and are looking for ways to invest their hard-earned life savings closer to home. Many assume that their pension funds can only be invested in global stocks and bonds. But as Michael Shuman shows, everyone can move their money from Wall Street to Main Street using self-directed IRAs and solo 401ks. In this appearance, Shuman will show how Durango residents can invest their pension funds in getting out debt, becoming home owners, installing solar energy systems, fortifying local businesses and nonprofits, and underwriting municipal projects.

Registration is required for Virtual GBR using the link below.  If you have an announcement to make during Virtual GBR, give us a heads up by emailing


February 10, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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