Jim Johnson

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, shared Sept. 6.

CFWNC, UNC Asheville host demographer Jim Johnson

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and UNC Asheville are pleased to announce that Jim Johnson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, will present Disruptive Demographics on Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The talk will take place in the Humanities Lecture Hall on the UNC Asheville campus and is open to the public. Attendance is limited. Reservations are requested and can be made at www.cfwnc.org.

Johnson has been described as “… a demographer with an uncanny knack for linking population trends to the economy, to you and me, to our grandparents and kids, and to our collective future.”

He will share insights on six “disruptive” demographic trends, their far-reaching implications for our region and his ideas for leveraging them into a future economic advantage. His disruptive demographics include “The Browning of America,” “The End of Men?” and “The Silver Tsunami is About to Hit.”

“We are pleased to partner with UNC Asheville to bring Dr. Johnson to Asheville,” said CFWNC President Elizabeth Brazas. “His work on population trends is important to everyone who cares about the future of our state and region. The Community Foundation is a permanent philanthropic resource, and anticipating, thinking about and planning for changes to our region is crucial for our success.”

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