Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

LA County Commissioner to Discuss Economic Development on Economic Perspectives December 7

Posted by Hopeton on December 7, 2009

Los Angeles County Commissioner Kenia Davalos will discuss economic development strategies for underserved communities on the December 7 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. central time.  The interview can be listened to live online at http://www.live365.com/stations/kazifm?site=pro&play.  Davalos was one of the keynote speakers at the PeopleFund Conference on Economic Opportunity on October 24 in Austin, Texas.

Kenia Davalos

For more than 10 years, Davalos has worked within the private, non-profit, and government sectors as an advocate for the Latino business community. Her career includes distinguished tenures at the White House, U.S. Small Business Administration, Latino Issues Forum, The Greenlining Institute, American Express, and now the Los Angeles County as a 2nd term County Commissioner. With such distinctions as “Philanthropist of the Year” (2002) and “Advocate of the Year” (2004) by the Latino Business Association, Kenia’s professional life has been dedicated to empowering Hispanic business owners. In 2001, while serving as Market Development Manager for American Express, Davalos developed and promoted an innovative marketing strategy through which proceeds of the American Express Community Express/ Latin Business Association credit card were donated to non-profit organizations promoting small business development. Featured in various publications on both a national and international level, Davalos’ experience as entrepreneur, advocate, and elected official gives her a comprehensive perspective on the challenges of economic development in minority communities.

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