LOCAL ECONOMIES

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.

 

BUILD FROM THE GROUND UP

 

PROJECTS & SERVICES

Neighborhood Associates is developing new tools to nurture livability in affordable housing communities.

 
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MD NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE

Mobilizing small businesses in Baltimore to obtain critically needed capital from grassroots Maryland investors.

FRED'S LIST CONCEPT

A software package weaving together small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow a neighborhood economy

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LAND TRUSTS + "TINY" HOUSES

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 invest locally using Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401ks.

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POST-COVID ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKSHOP

A webinar on how to invest locally and support economic recovery post-covid with Self-Directed IRAs and Solo 401ks.

CONSULTING & SPECIAL PROJECTS

Local economic development planning and analysis for city and state agencies led by Michael Shuman.

MEET THE LEAD

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MICHAEL SHUMAN

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. He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding. In addition to Neighborhood Associates, he is an Adjunct Professor at Bard Business School and a Senior Researcher for Council Fire and Local Analytics, where he performs economic-development analyses for states and local governments and businesses across North America. A prolific speaker, Michael has given an average of more than one invited talk per week, mostly to local governments and universities, for the past 30 years in nearly every U.S. state and more than a dozen countries.

 

"As so many Americans feel powerless to confront a financial system designed to serve the few, Shuman offers real choices: tools that align with our lives and values"

Frances Moore Lappé author of Daring Democracy & Diet For a Small Planet 

 

CONTACT

1101 30th St NW, Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 2007

Office: (202) 333-8447

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