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Michael Paul, Atlanta Nighttime Advocate

Nighttime Economy Podcast
Season 3, Episode 2
Feb. 8, 2024
Guest: Michael Paul, Managing Partner
Optima Strategy Partners
Atlanta, GA, US

In this Nighttime Economy episode, our guest is Michael Paul, Managing Partner, Optima Strategy Partners in Atlanta, Georgia.

What makes Michael’s story relevant for other nighttime advocates is how his path took him from hospitality industry entrepreneur … to neighborhood leader … to political operative … to municipal employee hired to strengthen Atlanta’s nighttime economy (at a time of economic, public health, and political stress) … and then back out again as an entrepreneur, free of the bureaucracies that many find maddening about government.

  • What lessons can we learn from Michael’s abbreviated term as Atlanta’s Manager of Nightlife and Culture?
  • What is the most important thing anyone can do to create and maintain a well-managed and vibrant nighttime scene?

Find out in this episode of our Nighttime Economy podcast.


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