Investing in Community & Supporting Local Business
Our holistic approach to community-based economic development utilizes strategic partnerships, small business technical assistance, volunteer opportunities, place management, events, resident outreach, and connective services. Our approach is different in that we start from a place of collaboration and capacity-building, looking to strengthen the whole ecosystem in which we work.
Too often, community development is either theoretical, with fascinating potential but little actionable activity, or practical, which often happens in a silo. We pioneered a holistic approach to community-based economic development that brings these two camps together. We leverage our on the ground knowledge to support other communities and organizations in helping them build more equitable and thriving communities by building their infrastructure, capacity, and sustainability.