Jack Bio

Jack Schultz is a premier authority in economic development recognized for his ongoing research and vast knowledge of rural America.  In his book, Boomtown USA: The 7 ½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns and the popular presentation by the same name, Jack exposes the well-hidden truth of America’s hometowns that he fondly calls, the agurbs®.  Jack established Boomtown Institute to better share his continuous research and sought after knowledge. The Institute’s mission is “To provoke innovative thinking, encourage leadership and foster investment in communities across the U.S.A.”  Jack says, “Vision is the difference between a ghost town and a Boomtown!”  Through Boomtown USA, Jack inspires communities to construct their own vision deliberately, not waiting on the inevitable to happen.


“The question for small town America is acute.  What causes some communities to boom even as others slowly die?     

     Jack Schultz knows the answers.”
                     --- Rich Karlgaard, publisher, Forbes Magazine

Jack has semi-retired from his Boomtown USA speaking tour, however he still accepting a limited number of speaking engagements each year.