Democracy Collaborative – City governments building community wealth and cooperative local economies

From the Democracy Collaborative:

The Roundtable process (in which The Democracy Collaborative participated as consultants to the city) brought community leaders together with institutional stakeholders for a conversation about steps that could be taken to redeploy existing assets strategically to transform the economic situation on the ground in Northwest Jacksonville, where generational poverty has resulted from historical patterns of disinvestment.  This video shows highlights of the Roundtable—including some of the best moments with community leaders from Cleveland, Ohio, Washington DC, Amarillo, Texas, and Pittsburgh, PA, who talked about their experiences with initiatives designed to build community wealth through transformative local economic development (like Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives).  Our just-released report to the city identifies key strategies for building off these conversations to develop a comprehensive wealth building initiative.

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