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Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities - Michael Hancox EPISODE 7, 11th February 2016
Community Wealth Building, a Superior Economic Development Model
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Community Wealth Building, a Superior Economic Development Model


Anchor Institutions and Community Wealth Building


Ted Howard is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland. In July 2010, Mr. Howard was appointed the Steven Minter Senior Fellow for Social Justice at The Cleveland Foundation where he was a member of a team that developed the comprehensive job creation and wealth building strategy, which resulted in the Evergreen Cooperatives Initiative.

Full Bio – http://democracycollaborative.org/content/ted-howard


The Democracy Collaborative is a national leader in equitable, inclusive and sustainable development through their Community Wealth Building Initiative. This initiative sustains a wide range of Advisory, Research and Field Building activities designed to transform the practice of community/economic development in the United States.


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/democracycollaborative

Twitter – https://twitter.com/democracycollab


“Rooting wealth in communities is the future of economic development in America”

“Ownership and control of capital is a key determinant of power in any economic system”

“There are 50 million or more people living in poverty in the US.”

“For profit with a social mission and a broadly shared ownership structure – that is what community wealth building is about.”

“A job alone is not enough…how do you create assets in addition to income.”


The Democracy Collaborative

The Spy Who Saved Cleveland

Evergreen Cooperatives

The Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Clinic

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

Local Government Commission


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