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Elizabeth Glynn - Investing in Basics to Spur Innovation

Future of Living

Release Date: 03/07/2019

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Elizabeth Glynn is passionate about what is happening in Indian Country here in America. Most Americans are simply unaware of what life is like in Indian Country and America has failed to invest as it should in these communities. As CEO of Travois, Glynn oversees more than $1.4 billion in financing for affordable housing and economic development in Indian Country. More than $700 million of that is private investor equity.

Travois was started in 1995 by Elizabeth's father, David W. Bland. He named the company Travois in homage to the set of poles that Plains Indians tied together to carry valuable things across rough terrain. It should come as no surprise that the company motto is, You know where you want to go; let us pull some of the weight for you.

In this conversation, Blake and Elizabeth discuss:

  • Why Indian Country lacks basic infrastructure.
  • How bringing broadband to Native American communities is literally saving lives.
  • Opportunities to real estate investors and developers, and tech companies to partner with tribal communities for impact and profit.

Learn more about Travois and the fantastic work they are doing throughout America at travois.com. You'll find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the username: @travoiskc. You can find Elizabeth on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/glynnelizabeth.

Find more of The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram, @FutureLivingPod.