Local economy-building dovetails with Neighborhood Associates' efforts to promote our core values of uplifting the Livelihoods of our allied communities and advancing Education, especially financial literacy. Many of the entrepreneurs we strengthen also touch upon our values of Housing and Green Living.
LOCAL ECONOMY PROJECTS
Neighborhood Associates is developing new tools to nurture livability in affordable housing communities.
MD NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE
Mobilizing small businesses in Baltimore to obtain critically needed capital from grassroots Maryland investors.
A software package weaving together small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow a neighborhood economy
Developing cutting-edge land trust models to dramatically expand affordable housing opportunities in the U.S.
PUT YOUR $ WHERE YOUR LIFE IS
A new book on how to move your pension funds into local businesses, projects, and people you love.
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LOCAL ECONOMIES DIRECTOR
Neighborhood Associates' Local Economy Projects are being developed by economist Michael Shuman, who has written five books on how to create vibrant, sustainable local economy projects. His research has shown that the best economies are those that maximize jobs in locally owned businesses, maximize all cost-effective opportunities for self-reliance and resilience, promote businesses that embrace triple-bottom-line standards, and nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems. You can learn more about this theory of economic development here.