By Rhonda Phillips
Accomplished and useful, this textbook permits scholars to attach educational examine knowledge, and demonstrates find out how to most sensible plan the rebuilding, revitalization and improvement of groups using a large choice of financial and strategic instruments. positive aspects contain; bankruptcy outlines, textual content packing containers, key terms and references.В
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As the following box shows, the origins of community development are actually very old. A major contribution of community development was the recognition that a city or neighborhood is not just a collection of buildings but a “community” of people facing common problems with untapped capacities for self-improvement. Today, community is defined in myriad ways: in geographic terms, such as a neighborhood or town (“place based” or communities of place definitions), or in social terms, such as a group of people sharing common chat rooms on the Internet, a national professional association or a labor union (communities of interest definitions).
Shortly after the school was established, Denso, a Japanese-owned auto parts company, was looking for a manufacturing site in the southern states. City representatives showed Denso the charter school and repeatedly told the company how the community had come together to solve its labor problem. Denso decided to locate the plant in Osceola, creating 400 jobs with the potential to grow to almost 4000. While Denso cited the improved labor force as a reason for selecting Osceola, the company was also impressed with how the community came together and solved its problem.
Chapter 14 addresses business retention and expansion in more detail. There is also much that communities can do to facilitate the start-up of new local businesses. Some communities create business incubators where fledgling companies share support services, benefit from reduced rent, or even get free consulting assistance. COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Financial assistance, such as revolving loan funds at reduced interest rates, is also a common tool used to encourage small business start-ups.
An Introduction to Community Development by Rhonda Phillips