Research Associate David Zuckerman will present findings from the report Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Investing Outside Institutional Walls. Read more about 2014 South Carolina Community Economic Development Conference...
Senior Fellow Gus Speth, Dean of Vermont Law School and author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy will speak at the Kellogg Hubbard Public Library in Montpelier, with videoconferencing in Burlington, Middlebury, and Williston. He will speak about the efforts being made around the country, and adopted by the Vermont Legislature last year, to replace Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with measurements that reflect our health and welfare, and the health of the natural environment. Read more about Vermont New Economy Week ...
Public interest in cooperatives has surged since the global financial crisis, as people cry out for an alternative to business-as-usual. In spite of their many benefits for individuals, businesses, and society, however, cooperatives are not well understood in the United States. The field of worker co-op development is just beginning to create the infrastructure and knowledge base needed to increase its scale and impact.
With the encouragement of ICARE (The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment), the City of Jacksonville invited The Democracy Collaborative to organize an exploratory conversation around community wealth building as a means of addressing local poverty and economic marginalization. Read more about Highlights from the 2014 Jacksonville Community Wealth Building Roundtable...
What is Community Wealth?
How do you build community wealth? Here's some of the basic principles of a successful approach:
Community Wealth Cities
Community Wealth Interviews
- This webinar, organized by the Association for Community Health Improvement and the American Hospital Association, outlined opportunities for hospitals to promote health through economic development and community investment. The discussion used the findings of The Anchor Dashboard as a starting point to show how hospitals can broaden their impact on their surrounding communities.
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This new report, authored by Democracy Collaborative Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly, offers a comprehensive framework of community investing, ownership, and wealth control models to enhance the social, ecological, and economic well-being of rural areas.