Motivate your community or state association to take action to improve your economy through one of the many presentations by William H. Fruth.


In a dynamic, entertaining, and understandable manner, POLICOM President William H. Fruth provides a series of presentations for communities and state and national associations specifically designed to enlighten the audience on how local economies work, what makes some strong, others weak, what is causing this to happen, and what can be done to improve or maintain the situation.


The following are some of the programs which educate and motivate the audience to take action. All programs are customized to the community and audience.

The Flow of Money ... In Your Local Economy 

Discover how your local economy compares to the rest of the nation, whether it is growing or declining and what is causing this to happen through this informative, yet entertaining presentation customized for your area.

Ideal for annual meetings of economic development organizations or as a special event, this presentation educates the community on how your local economy works, its present economic condition, and motivates the community to reinforce the good in the economy and take action to correct the bad.


Ten Characteristics of America's Strongest Local Economies


Discover why some communities have strong, dynamic economies while others are failing.


Since 1997, POLICOM has ranked the metropolitan areas in the United States for "Economic Strength." From the ranking, POLICOM studies the characteristics of the strongest and weakest areas.


This presentation highlights several consistent characteristics of the strongest areas and provides a list of what all areas need to do to improve their local economies.

Five Things We Must Do To Rebuild Our National Economy

While local economies can behave differently from national averages, all are influenced by the structure of the national and state economy.

Economic growth in the United States had been lackluster for many years. This condition did not come about overnight. It is the result of
several unrelated, long-term trends which collided to cause a national economic system which is stifling quality economic growth.

From an extensive study of the factors, which brought us out of the recessions of 1982, 1990, 2001, and 2008, William Fruth has isolated the root causes for our present economic condition and identified five things which we must do to save our national economy. This program is ideal for state or national organizations.

About the Presenter

William H. Fruth is the President of POLICOM Corporation, an independent economics research firm located in Palm City, Florida, which specializes in studying the dynamics of local economies.


He has personally evaluated the data for more than 800 local economies in the United States, created more than 200 economic and community studies, and has provided presentations and workshops for state-national associations and community forums in 40 states. 


Prior to founding POLICOM in 1995, from 1988 to 1995, Fruth served as Vice President of a major industrial land development company directing the development and marketing of a 500-acre corporate park in West  Palm Beach, Florida.


Previously he was President of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, the economic development organization for the area. During that tenure he was named Florida's Economic Development Professional of the Year.


From 1980 to 1984, Fruth served in a full time capacity as Mayor of Tiffin, Ohio. During this time, he was named one of the "Five Outstanding Young Men in Ohio" and was heavily involved in economic and community development statewide.


POLICOM created several studies for Pinellas County, Florida (St. Petersburg) which has a population of about one million people. Fruth presented the results of these studies at an economic symposium. The county has posted the following video of William H. Fruth presenting on one of the studies.

The video provides a sample of both content and speaking style. 

Pinellas County, FL Program