Johnathan Holifield, co-founder of ScaleUp Partners and Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness gave the featured address during the #InclusiveAmerica learning lab for journalists at the NABJ/NAHJ 2016 on Aug. 3. Following his dynamic presentation, he sat down for an interview with NABJ.

Holifield said “It’s absolutely critical. Our framework begins with the narrative,” if the talents of underserved communities are going to rise and compete in the innovation economy.

Holifield has an upcoming book, “The Future of Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness,” that will be available in the fall. To learn more go to


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