This is a PowerPoint presentation that played while DollarWise: Mayors for Financial Literacy, USCM’s national financial education campaign, presented a total of $50,000 in grant money to seven cities across the United States. Innovation Grants for $15,000 each were awarded to Atlanta and Schenectady, New York. In addition, grants of $4,000 each were awarded to Albuquerque; Charlotte; East Orange, New Jersey; Memphis; and Tallahassee, Florida, to support incorporating financial education in summer youth employment programs. The awards were presented by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is currently the mayor of Baltimore and the president of USCM, and Stephen B. Fitzgerald, a senior vice president at Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
You can now get a glimpse of my portfolio at Behance. The projects listed largely mirror those you can find in my portfolio here on dtjoyce.com, but Behance shows them in a new light and allows users to connect, collaborate, and provide feedback to each other. More projects will be posted soon, and I look forward to experimenting in the near future with showcasing my work in new ways there and on this site.
A week ago Monday, The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) concluded its 83rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco. By all accounts, it was a successful meeting that garnered considerable attention in the national media as the nation’s mayors pushed forward their agenda to make America’s cities better places to live and economically competitive with their global peers in partnership with the federal government. Among the guest speakers were former senator and Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Nancy Pelosi, majority leader in the U.S. House, whose district covers the meeting’s host city; U.S. president Barack Obama; and, perhaps most importantly, musicians Carlos Santana and M.C. Hammer. (No, USCM and the nation’s mayors don’t fool around.)
Specifically, I updated the charts that accompanied the latest Metro Economies Report (PDF), released on Friday, 19 June. This is the latest in the flagship Metro Economies series that highlights the contributions of metropolitan areas to the nation’s economy. As these charts highlight, nearly 91% of the nation’s GDP is produced in metro areas; of the new jobs and growth in GDP produced last year, fully 94% and 95%, respectively, was generated in metros.
The full charts, which include the innovative dashboard I introduced last year, as well as comparisons of metro economies with national and state economies and a list of the top 100 metro economies, are below.
Here at dtjoyce.com, I have built a major new section of my portfolio highlighting my work in PowerPoint and public presentations. One of my core strengths is my ability to take abstract data and information and break it down in a way that gives it more meaning and impact for elected officials, the media, and the public. These vivid PowerPoint presentations demonstrate my success in doing so.
The page for each PowerPoint presentation features images of slides from the presentation as well as background information and related links. Each also offers a video version of the presentation so users can see the full presentation, including all animations and slide transitions, just as the original audience saw it. (These video versions are also available on my YouTube channel and, increasingly, on my Vimeo page.)
Readers will also notice a significantly expanded library of my past and current work on my Scribd page. In particular, I am nearing completion of a comprehensive review of my work for the DollarWise campaign at The United States Conference of Mayors starting in 2006. Among the items now posted are:
You may notice that it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. But that doesn’t mean that I’m completely inactive online. Quite the contrary, actually. For a little while, I’ve shifted my attention to greatly expanding my online portfolio. If you follow me on Scribd or subscribe to my YouTube channel, you’ll see lots of new content added in recent weeks, with more to come.
And I’ll be back to blogging here soon. I have a long list of topics to write about.