Crowdfunding to Support the New Economy

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20 November, 2014

12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Croatan Institute has been supporting rural value chains seeking funding to build and keep wealth local through the WealthWorks development approach, which aims to simultaneously advance a region's overall prosperity and self-reliance, strengthen existing and emerging sectors, and increase jobs and incomes for lower-income residents and firms. Join us as we discuss how crowdfunding provides a way to support the kinds of businesses which can lead to the creation of the New Economy, and how start-ups be supported by small-scale, low-risk gifts or investments.

In this webinar, we will give an overview of the Wealthworks approach to local and regional economic development, and within the spectrum of financing available for new businesses, we will introduce how online crowdfunding can fill the gap of funding in early-stage ventures, and essentially be the new form of New Economy "barn-raising" we need to support this work. For questions and to register for the webinar, please email

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Croatan Institute
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