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Social entrepreneur Zita Cobb on building thriving communities through place-based economic development and ABCD


Zita Cobb at 2023 Sorenson Impact Summit
​​Social entrepreneur Zita Cobb emphasizes that the answer to building thriving communities is through place-based economic development and Asset-Based Community Development. Following a successful career in fiber optics, Cobb returned to her childhood home of Fogo island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada on a mission to revitalize the community’s struggling economy. Cobb was one of the keynote speakers at the 2023 Sorenson Impact Summit this past February. Read an interview that she gave to Forbes Magazine before the summit.