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Podcast Exploring the Significance of Local Economies

By Kaitlyn Grottoe |

On the latest episode of Policy Chats, President and CEO of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Nicholas Adcock talks about the importance of local economies and their relevance in an increasingly globalized world.

In the episode, Adcock discusses how a strong local economy is built by different organizations each focusing on their specialties.

“When you have strong economies, strong communities, it's because usually everybody understands where they bring the most strengths and not trying to be one thing for all people,” Adcock said. “I'm not trying to replicate government because that's their job. I'm not trying to replicate a corporation because that's their job. I'm trying to replicate what a Chamber of Commerce is set to do. I'm kind of bridging the gaps of what the other entity in a way can't fulfill.”

Adcock currently serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, Riverside and previously served as president of the Pick Group of Young Professionals. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from the University of California, Riverside. During his time at the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, Adcock has focused on projects like securing state funding and accreditation for the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, advocating for reform and relief for businesses against predatory litigation, and securing local control of Ontario International Airport. 

Listen to the episode here.


Launched in 2020, the UCR School of Public Policy podcast series explores current public policy issues with guests from throughout the policy world. Episodes are accessible via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Anchor. More information is also available through the UCR School of Public Policy podcast page.

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