Asset-based economic development strategies

Monday, March 12, 2007

An emerging strategy in economic development involves figuring out new ways to "link and leverage" your community's or region's assets. This approach is not new, though.

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD), established in 1995 by the Community Development Program at Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research, has pioneered this approach in community development. Learn more.

Increasingly, we are seeing this approach in economic development among communities interested in developing a more entrepreneurial strategy. Here is a good quote from a recent conference in Virginia.

"There are no wrong answers. Think about the assets you have and what you would have to do to support, sustain, improve or replace them."

Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

Subscribe with Bloglines

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
The Web EDPro Weblog