ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The People Within Economies | Rodrigo Garcia | TEDxWrigleyville

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The People Within Economies | Rodrigo Garcia | TEDxWrigleyville

Here’s Great Tip: The People Within Economies | Rodrigo Garcia | TEDxWrigleyville


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TEDxWrigleyville 2020 Theme: “Humanity, a View From Inside the Pandemic,” filmed inside Wrigley Field (Chicago) amidst civil unrest and with full compliance of Covid-19 related quarantine restrictions.

Just as the pandemic has exposed the inequities in our civic society, it is revealing deep rifts within our local economies. Mr. Rodrigo Garcia, Deputy Treasurer of the State of Illinois, speaks of those paying the ultimate price for the current recession – the most economically vulnerable. Mr. Garcia goes beyond grim numbers and facts, however, to offer concrete recovery solutions for our small businesses and the people whose lives and livelihoods revolve around them. Rodrigo Garcia, CTP®, AIF® is the deputy state treasurer and chief investment officer for Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs.
He directs the treasury’s combined $32 billion investment portfolio, $300 billion in related banking operations and financial services, and a ~$4 billion agency budget and financial reporting unit. In this leadership role, Rodrigo leverages investment innovation, governance, stakeholder capitalism and equity, diversity, and inclusion to maximize investment returns and bolster the Illinois macro and microeconomics.

Rodrigo was previously the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and a member of the Illinois Cabinet, and has also worked for Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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