Douglas joined the Economic and Community Development Institute team in April 2012. In his role as Development/Outside Relationship Manager, Douglas works with the President and CEO regarding ECDI’s development strategy, including managing relations, community engagement, and fundraising. Originally from New Jersey, Douglas relocated to Columbus for Masters and Doctoral Programs at The Ohio State University. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 614-732-0572.
“Where you are is not who you are. Remember that when you’re rich and famous.”
Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox, is the first African American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Her mother, who raised Ursula in public housing in New York, was keen to remind Burns that her dreams were within... October 24th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
“But wait, there’s more!”
Ron Popeil, Jack Lalanne, even George Foreman used this line to entice us to tune in for what was coming next. In the same way those late night infomercials use this ubiquitous refrain to sell the latest gotta-have-it gadget, the Economic & Community Development Institute... August 22nd, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
In 1984, Jim Koch founded The Boston Beer Company because he believed that consumers were ready for a full-bodied, American-rooted beer. With a family recipe dating back to the 1860s as his foundation, Koch worked tirelessly perfecting that robust flavor that makes Samuel Adams famous. Believing that... July 25th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Starting a business, building a brand and creating a presence in the community is not easy for anyone. For Julie Wilkes, owner of Seven Studios, it is the culmination of years of hard work.
Through Kickstart Columbus −a partnership with The Economic & Community Development Institute, Columbus City... May 23rd, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
Tim Galakchiev was born in Russia and first came to the United States with his mother in 1998 at the age of 21. Later, his father, Edward, and Tim’s wife and children also immigrated to America. Here they began putting down roots and reuniting with members of the Columbus area Russian Jewish community,... April 25th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
In 2010, the Economic and Community Development Institute launched the Food Fort− a mobile food cart commissary, commercial kitchen and bakery, and food business incubator.
The primary goals of the Food Fort are to help new businesses get off the ground and to provide access to new markets for startup... March 28th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
For the past six weeks, the Economic and Community Development Institute has participated in the Huffington Post JobRaising Challenge. This challenge has provided ECDI with a platform to let the nation know how we help small businesses, people and the community.
Did you know we have programs that serve... February 28th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More
“We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work, when the wages of honest labor will liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to... January 24th, 2013 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More