Sarah McKinley, from the Democracy Collaborative, joins us all the way from Brussels, Belgium to talk about how communities can engage in economic development differently. Sarah shares with us about the idea of community wealth-building and utilizing local resources to grow local economies in a way that benefits the whole community. She also talks about how anchor institutions can be better utilized to help communities thrive and how shifting business ownership models can pay dividends. The Democracy Collaborative has been doing innovative work in this field for many years and you can learn more here.
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