Motivate your community or state
association to take action to improve your economy through one of the many
William H. Fruth.
a dynamic, entertaining, and understandable manner, presenter William H.
Fruth provides a series of presentations for communities and state and
national associations specifically designed to enlighten the audience on how
local economies work, what makes some strong, others weak, what is causing
this to happen, and what can be done to improve or maintain the situation.
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The programs are customized for each audience.
About the Presenter
William H. Fruth is the
President of POLICOM Corporation, an independent economics research firm located
Palm City, Florida, which specializes in studying the
dynamics of local economies.
He has personally
the data for more than 700
local economies in the United States, created more than 300
community studies, and has provided
presentations and workshops for state-national
associations and community forums in
He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of geographic economics and
also has extensive experience in economic development.
Prior to founding POLICOM in 1995, from 1988 to 1995, Fruth served as Vice President of a major industrial land
development company directing the development and marketing of a 500-acre
corporate park in the West Palm Beach, Florida area.
Previously he was
President of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County,
the economic development organization for the area. During that
tenure was named Florida's Economic Development Professional of the Year in
From 1980 to 1984, Bill
served in a full time capacity as Mayor of Tiffin, Ohio.
During this time, he was named one of the "Five Outstanding Young Men in Ohio"
and was heavily involved in economic and community development locally and
The following is a list of presentations and summaries
of various topics.
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Five things we must do to
our national economy.
Presently there is economic
upheaval in the United States. This condition did not come about
overnight. It is the result of several unrelated, long-term trends which
collided to cause an extended economic downturn.
From an extensive study of
the factors which brought us out of the recessions of 1982, 1990, and 2001, William Fruth has isolated the root
causes for our present economic condition and identified five things which we
must do to build our national economy.
This program is ideal for state or national organizations.
Where The Money Is…
In Your Local Economy.
Discover how your local economy compares to the rest of the nation, whether it
is growing or declining and what is causing this to happen through this
informative, yet entertaining presentation customized for your area.
Ideal for annual meetings of business organizations or as a special event, this
presentation educates the local community on how your local economy works, its
present economic condition, and motivates the community to reinforce the good in
the economy and take action to correct what is faltering.
America's Strongest Local Economies.
Discover why some communities have strong, dynamic
economies while others are failing.
Since 1997, POLICOM has ranked the metropolitan areas in the United States for
"Economic Strength." From the ranking, POLICOM studies the characteristics
of the strongest and weakest areas.
This presentation highlights several consistent characteristics of the strongest
areas and provides a list of what all areas need to do to improve their local
Where The Money Is...
IN YOUR STATE.
Perfect for associations
whose members are affected by the condition of local economies or are in
a position to cause the local economy to improve.
Attendees will learn how a local economy functions, how their state compares to
the rest of nation, and gain insight into the long-term trends in the state.
Additionally, between three to five local economies are examined to demonstrate
contrasts within the state. From this comparison, the
audience will learn why some areas in the state are growing
in size and quality,
while others are declining,
and what to look for in their local area.
Economic Summit -
Many community groups and
state associations have found the need for a comprehensive, all day program
regarding their economy and what to do to improve it.
Step by step, Fruth teaches how their local economy works, its present day
condition, and, in detail, those programs which are needed to improve the
situation. From business incentives to the local regulatory climate to
the need for more industrial real estate, the audience leaves with a
thorough understanding of the need for an active, well financed economic
development program and what needs to be done locally.
Since ample time is available, there are extensive "question - answer"
periods along with discussion among the participants regarding what needs to
be done to improve the standard of living for the people in the area.
Typically this program
lasts three hours. However, if done in conjunction with the creation
of an "Economic Development Strategic Plan," it will encompass an entire