Graduate School of Business

MBA Programme

Public Lecture on Economic Development Trends

Title: Economic Development Trends in North America Collaborations across oceans and continents
Date: 8 November, 2017
Venue: USP Cook Islands Campus


This lecture will present trends in economic development throughout North America and globally. Similar challenges and opportunities are found globally from the Cook Islands to California. The lecture will outline new directions in entrepreneurship, measuring economies, technical training, and job creation.

Profile of Speaker

Name: Michael E. Manchak

President & CEO of the Economic Vitality Corporation, a California non‐profit economic development organization

He currently serves on the following Board of Directors:

  • Central Coast Economic Forecast
  • Workforce Development Board
  • Cal Poly University Economic Development Initiative
  • Cuesta College Advisory Council
  • Central Coast Venture Forum
  • County Office of Education, SLO Partners



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