Kevin Johns leads a Global Economic Practice advising public and private leaders on advanced ideas, methods and solutions to futuristic economies and private international capital infrastructure investment. Kevin is currently working with the Organization of American States (OAS) on the Economic Roadmap to Resiliency for the Commonwealth of Dominica, identifying and implementing solutions to rapid economic recovery from devastating hurricanes. In this capacity he is creating fresh public private partnerships with Global, US and Austin Texas economic leaders to leverage local financial resources, infrastructure investments and regeneration policies. The effect is connecting education to the economy. In a new role Kevin is conducting a value added review of economics for Caribbean nations to accelerate entrepreneurship, innovation and enhanced cluster industry development in medical, creative, tourism, trade, and agriculture industries. The successful templates are resulting in policies and technology that are financially sustainable, provide measurable return on investment (ROI) without raising taxes, use innovative, small business and creative economies, and focus on the elimination of poverty, particularly children in poverty. The strategic economics implement cultural diversity as an economic strength, locally and internationally. External partnerships are being attracted to add value, ROI, global infrastructure investments, form innovative university relationships in health care, entrepreneurship, innovation and agriculture, and reset economies to increase prosperity for all citizens.
Kevin is currently serving as the primary economic strategist for the upcoming ARC Comprehensive Economic Development Development Strategy (CEDS) and will serve as an advisor to the project team regarding economic development strategies for the US 29 corridor. In his recent work on the Downtown Fairburn LCI study, Mr. Johns presented to the City’s arts council to offer solutions for creative-based economic strategies.
- Master’s in City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1975
- B.A., Urban & Environmental Studies, Case Western Reserve University, 1973
Skills & Specializations
- Strategic economic planning
- Business expansion and recruitment
- Urban regeneration
- Community vitality
- Public private partnerships
- Workforce initiatives
- Plan implementation
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