Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Alabama and the Birmingham Region

“These six disruptive demographic trends highlight the multiple and complex ways the U.S. population is rapidly changing. The U.S. population is far different today in terms of geographical distribution, racial and ethnic composition, age mix, family types, and economic circumstance than it was a decade ago. There is little doubt that these ongoing changes will dramatically transform our nation’s social, economic, and political institutions.” Dr. Jim Johnson

The Community Foundation and Leadership Birmingham are pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Johnson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, will join us for our first Thought Leadership presentation on Tuesday, November 19. The topic will be Disruptive Demographics: Implications for Alabama and the Birmingham Region.

Dr. Johnson is an expert on the effects of demographic change on the U.S. workforce, and on entrepreneurial approaches to poverty alleviation, job creation and economic development. His presentation will offer insights on six disruptive demographic trends that his research has identified. He will discuss their far-reaching implications for the Birmingham region and his ideas for leveraging them into a future economic advantage. His disruptive demographics include:

Dr. Jim Johnson

Dr. Jim Johnson

1. The South has Risen – Again

2. The Browning of America

3. The Silver Tsunami is About to Hit

4. Marrying Out is ‘In’

5. The End of Men?

6. Cooling Water from Grandma’s Well

Dr. Johnson is nationally known, and some of you may have heard his dynamic presentation before. We are excited that we are able to host him and that he will tailor his remarks to our region. These issues will be important to each of us both personally and professionally in future, and I hope you will join me in learning about their implications.

Illuminating the Future: Our Community in Transitionwith Dr. Jim Johnson will be held Tuesday, November 19 from 4:00 to 5:30pm at the Westin. A cocktail reception will follow. Tickets are $45 and are available here.