Director of the Center for Local Economies
Howard Nemon is the Director of the Center for Local Economies, an Asheville-based research and advocacy organization that promotes local economy solutions. The center focuses on strengthening community support for local economy, the development of local production hubs, and economic democratization through cooperatives. For 18 years, he worked as an international development specialist in Southeast Asia and South America. Howard received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught community practice and international sustainable development at George Mason University and Warren Wilson College.