This briefing provides a summary of Mainstreaming Community Economic Development and how community groups can use the approach in their work.
Why is Mainstreaming Community Economic Development important?
This approach is about localising prosperity for everyone – by building upon an area’s existing strengths so that it can develop from within, maximising the local economic and social benefits for all. It involves rethinking how we interact with where we live, and how we rebuild its strengths and sense of identity. It is based on a virtuous circle of local empowerment, thriving local business and wellbeing.
This brief report explains how people can have big impacts on their local economies, and includes tips to help you maximise social and economic benefits for your community
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