Pioneering Economic Vision

In this groundbreaking book, the Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness, Innovation Economy leader, civil rights advocate and former NFL athlete, Johnathan M. Holifield shines a bright light on shifting demographic trends in the United States and the dramatic impact this will have on our economic future: the potential pitfalls as well as the extraordinary opportunities for shared socio-economic prosperity.

Although the economic narrative of the 20th century served America well, it will not – indeed, it cannot – meet the needs of the 21st century. Making the compelling case for sowing new and inclusive innovation systems, rather than merely collections of disjointed programs, in communities throughout the U.S., this book lays out an exciting way forward for America to reap the benefits of the future economy.

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How America Can Win the Future
Vision 2015 urges inclusive in innovation....
African Americans make up 13 percent of the population but produce less than one percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, said Johnathan Holifield, architect of Inclusive Competitiveness and a co-f.... Read More
Inclusive Competitiveness: More Talent for U.S. Co....
For most of the 20th century, disconnected Americans – blacks, Latinos, women and residents of low-income communities – were not able to contribute their full talent and creativity to the national.... Read More
THE MYTH OF STEM; THE ONLY WAY....
The ‘Myth of STEM; The Only Way’ is a guest blog post from Johnathan M. Holifield, Co-founder of ScaleUp Partners LLC, and is the fifth blog post in the Case Foundation’s Myth of the Entreprene.... Read More
THE ECONOMIC INCLUSION AND COMPETITIVENESS IMPERAT....
During the last century, America’s position as a global economic leader was unaffected by the lack of contribution of disconnected Americans in key performance areas. We were the largely unchalleng.... Read More
Inclusion and Competitiveness: A “great deal” ....
On March 22, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with President Donald Trump and presented a 130-page policy brief titled, “We Have A Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the.... Read More
Praise for The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness

As the former Lt. Governor of Ohio whose responsibility it was to direct Ohio’s economic development strategy, I believe that Holifield’s ideas on how to improve U.S. global economic performance while tapping into our country’s talented and diverse innovators, entrepreneurs and workforce are on point. It's a timely and important contribution to the emerging national discourse

Lee Fisher

Interim Dean and Visiting Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities

2017-02-03T04:15:48+00:00

Lee Fisher

Interim Dean and Visiting Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities

As the former Lt. Governor of Ohio whose responsibility it was to direct Ohio’s economic development strategy, I believe that Holifield’s ideas on how to improve U.S. global economic performance while tapping into our country’s talented and diverse innovators, entrepreneurs and workforce are on point. It's a timely and important contribution to the emerging national discourse

Holifield has provided important and vital lessons about what really drives and sustains national economic success. This well-documented treatise filled with pride and passion points America to a future where intentionality towards inclusivity—realizing the potential of all our people—ensures our economic longevity.

Clifton L. Taulbert

Entrepreneur, Pulitzer-Nominated Author & International Lecturer

Author of Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored

2017-02-03T04:38:26+00:00

Clifton L. Taulbert

Entrepreneur, Pulitzer-Nominated Author & International Lecturer

Author of Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored

Holifield has provided important and vital lessons about what really drives and sustains national economic success. This well-documented treatise filled with pride and passion points America to a future where intentionality towards inclusivity—realizing the potential of all our people—ensures our economic longevity.

Holifield has delivered a critical work for policymakers, decision-makers, and community leaders who care about the health of our nation’s economy. As Holifield suggests, by investing in economic inclusion and competitiveness, we can unleash a new wave of economic development and strengthen our long-term global advantage. Ignoring the important lessons and practical tools laid out in this book would be at our peril.

Christopher Gergen,

CEO, Forward Impact

2017-02-06T07:12:01+00:00

Christopher Gergen,

CEO, Forward Impact

Holifield has delivered a critical work for policymakers, decision-makers, and community leaders who care about the health of our nation’s economy. As Holifield suggests, by investing in economic inclusion and competitiveness, we can unleash a new wave of economic development and strengthen our long-term global advantage. Ignoring the important lessons and practical tools laid out in this book would be at our peril.

The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness explains what an inclusive prosperity built on one economy for all Americans will mean—and warns what we risk losing if we don’t. Read it to cut through the noise—the political posturing, the economic smoke and mirrors, and the media haze. It is a balanced, pointed, and timely call to action.  Holifield makes clear what we need to do.

Mark Pinsky

Author of Opportunity for All

Former CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

 

2017-02-06T07:15:19+00:00

Mark Pinsky

Author of Opportunity for All

Former CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

 

The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness explains what an inclusive prosperity built on one economy for all Americans will mean—and warns what we risk losing if we don’t. Read it to cut through the noise—the political posturing, the economic smoke and mirrors, and the media haze. It is a balanced, pointed, and timely call to action.  Holifield makes clear what we need to do.

With a fresh voice, Holifield clearly identifies the economic imperative of our time. Prescribing a realignment of underserved community priorities to incorporate economic competitiveness, his restructuring framework is perceptive, coherent and transcends political affiliations. It will appeal to Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike. This book is an enlightening and empowering read for civil and human rights activists and leaders.

Michael Schreiber

Chief Operating Officer, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

 

2017-02-06T07:20:22+00:00

Michael Schreiber

Chief Operating Officer, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

 

With a fresh voice, Holifield clearly identifies the economic imperative of our time. Prescribing a realignment of underserved community priorities to incorporate economic competitiveness, his restructuring framework is perceptive, coherent and transcends political affiliations. It will appeal to Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike. This book is an enlightening and empowering read for civil and human rights activists and leaders.

Since meeting Johnathan in 2013 during my Travelling Fellowship to the U.S., I have followed his innovative work with a strong interest in how his ideas can be transferred to the United Kingdom. With his new book, we now have a blueprint to not only build a vibrant and diverse economy but to also work towards eliminating social and economic inequalities both here in the UK as well as the U.S.

Roger Warnock

Clore Social Fellow (2016)

Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

2017-02-06T07:22:41+00:00

Roger Warnock

Clore Social Fellow (2016)

Fellow, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Since meeting Johnathan in 2013 during my Travelling Fellowship to the U.S., I have followed his innovative work with a strong interest in how his ideas can be transferred to the United Kingdom. With his new book, we now have a blueprint to not only build a vibrant and diverse economy but to also work towards eliminating social and economic inequalities both here in the UK as well as the U.S.

Johnathan Holifield rightfully points out that if our country is to maintain its position of economic leadership in the world, we must unearth the hidden gifts of all Americans – including, Blacks, Latinos women, and rural populations. Moreover, he lays forward a clearly defined and exciting path for accomplishing this. Every mayor and government leader in the United States should read this book.

Mayor Byron W. Brown

City of Buffalo

2017-02-06T07:24:50+00:00

Mayor Byron W. Brown

City of Buffalo

Johnathan Holifield rightfully points out that if our country is to maintain its position of economic leadership in the world, we must unearth the hidden gifts of all Americans – including, Blacks, Latinos women, and rural populations. Moreover, he lays forward a clearly defined and exciting path for accomplishing this. Every mayor and government leader in the United States should read this book.

Johnathan’s Inclusive Competitiveness® framework is vital for education leaders, especially at our treasured historically Black colleges and universities. His defined vision to keep the U.S. a global economic powerhouse by providing a good education that empowers our deep well of diverse talent is essential for the common good. This book should be consumed and made actionable by educators, policymakers, philanthropists and corporate leaders alike.

Dr. Leonard L. Haynes, III

Senior Director, Institutional Services, U.S. Dept. of Education (Ret.)

Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2017-02-06T07:29:14+00:00

Dr. Leonard L. Haynes, III

Senior Director, Institutional Services, U.S. Dept. of Education (Ret.)

Former Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Johnathan’s Inclusive Competitiveness® framework is vital for education leaders, especially at our treasured historically Black colleges and universities. His defined vision to keep the U.S. a global economic powerhouse by providing a good education that empowers our deep well of diverse talent is essential for the common good. This book should be consumed and made actionable by educators, policymakers, philanthropists and corporate leaders alike.

This pioneering book has the potential to increase access to and improve performance of our nation’s Innovation Economy, which translates to more startup and high-growth companies, better nonprofit and public organizations, more jobs, and more education across the board. Together, we have the power to make America the global model of 21st century education and economic inclusion and competitiveness.

Dr. Roderick J. McDavis

President, Ohio University

2017-02-06T07:34:30+00:00

Dr. Roderick J. McDavis

President, Ohio University

This pioneering book has the potential to increase access to and improve performance of our nation’s Innovation Economy, which translates to more startup and high-growth companies, better nonprofit and public organizations, more jobs, and more education across the board. Together, we have the power to make America the global model of 21st century education and economic inclusion and competitiveness.

Brilliant! Unlike any other book written on economic development this one encapsulates the challenges and opportunities of the nation through the lens of economic inclusion and competitiveness ideals. Johnathan has provided America a treasured asset that will continue to grow dividends over time and offer a wealth of knowledge to benefit generations to come.

Jay Williams

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and Administrator, Economic Development

Administration

2017-02-06T07:35:43+00:00

Jay Williams

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and Administrator, Economic Development

Administration

Brilliant! Unlike any other book written on economic development this one encapsulates the challenges and opportunities of the nation through the lens of economic inclusion and competitiveness ideals. Johnathan has provided America a treasured asset that will continue to grow dividends over time and offer a wealth of knowledge to benefit generations to come.

Johnathan Holifield presents a powerful vision for how the United States can sustain economic growth and wealth creation well in to the future.  Simply put, Holifield argues that the size and robustness of the future U.S. economy is a matter of recognizing the "demographic shift" of our country and implementing best practices to include the value and talent from all ethnic groups.

Ronald A. Johnson, PhD

President, Clark Atlanta University

2017-02-09T06:17:14+00:00

Ronald A. Johnson, PhD

President, Clark Atlanta University

Johnathan Holifield presents a powerful vision for how the United States can sustain economic growth and wealth creation well in to the future.  Simply put, Holifield argues that the size and robustness of the future U.S. economy is a matter of recognizing the "demographic shift" of our country and implementing best practices to include the value and talent from all ethnic groups.

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