Building the Mercado Central: Asset-Based Development and Community Entrepreneurship

ABCD Institute

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Geralyn Sheehan

Year: 2003

The Mercado Central in Minneapolis, Minnesota — a retail business cooperative and incubator — is the result of the creativity and hard work of members of a Latino immigrant community that joined forces with a faith-based organizing group and a variety of community organizations to build a traditional marketplace in their inner-city neighborhood.