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Community economic development

Community Economic Development (CED) is a field of study that actively elicits community involvement when working with government, and private sectors to build strong communities, industries, and markets. "Community Economic Development is a multifaceted comprehensive approach to community change that is not limited to just poverty programs, nor is it synonymous with industrial recruitment. Community Economic Development is not an attempt to exploit resources to yield the maximum economic return." [1]

Community economic development encourages using local resources in a way that enhances

See also

  • The Canadian CED Network
  • Statement of CED Principles
  • CED Gateway (index)
  • Glen C. Pulver "father of community economics"
  • Center for Community and Economic Development

External links

  1. ^ Ron Schaffer, Steven C. Deller, David W. Marcouiller. Community Economics: linking theory and practice. Iowa State University Press. 2004. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ DeFilippis, James (2012). The Community Development Reader. Routledge.  
  3. ^ , September 2012Doing Well by Doing Good? Community Development Venture CapitalFederal Reserve Bank of New York,
  4. ^ "What is CED?". Canadian Community Economic Development Network. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 


Community Economic Development is often involved in a process of building Social Enterprises that are part of the social economy. Sometimes called the Third Sector, a community-based social enterprise is a partnership between government agencies, small to medium enterprises, large national or transnational corporations and the not-for-profit sector, and aims for social, economic and/or environmental outcomes that none of these agencies could achieve for and by themselves. [4]

Community economic development is an alternative to conventional economic development. Its central tenet is that: “... problems facing communities—unemployment, poverty, job loss, environmental degradation and loss of community control—need to be addressed in a holistic and participatory way.”

[3]. Research indicates that one benefit of community development venture capital may be its effect in bringing traditional venture capital investment to underserved regions.ESCED initiative It may form part of an [2]

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