Podcast: John Fernandez builds globally competitive communities
The U.S. Economic Development Administration is charged with building more globally competitive communities. As U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, John Fernandez sees his agency as a “convener,” uniting interests of business and civic leaders to foster economic growth from the bottom up. Hear him explore the role of collaboration in today’s global economy, and lessons learned from thriving regions.

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A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written, hosted, and audio production by Matt Ringelstetter. Art Molella, executive producer. Amanda Murray, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. John Fernandez was interviewed on May 25, 2010, by Matt Ringelstetter. Podcast released September 20, 2010. Music is “Ickmansworth” by Vim, from the FreeMusicArchive.org.