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Issue 2: Community Scale Economics

Recommended Reading in Community Economic Development

Social Purpose and Micro Enterprise Investing With Your Values: Making Money and Making a Difference

Hall Brill, Jack A. Brill, and Cliff Feigenbaum

Bloomberg Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1999.

Practical advice on social investing, that shows how values-inclusive investors can outperform the market and be a force for social change. Includes helpful resource guides.

Making a Living While Making a Difference: The Expanded Guide to Creating Careers with a Conscience

Melissa Everett

New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada, 1999.

Career seekers with a conscience are shown ways to find meaningful work that emphasizes social and environmental responsibility.

Microenterprise and the Poor: Findings from the Self-Employment Learning Project Five Year Survey of Microentrepreneurs

This report documents the experiences of 133 individuals who attempted to escape poverty through entrepreneurship.

Aspen Institute 1999 Directory of U.S. Microenterprise Programs

Aspen Institute, 1999.

This Directory, a collaboration with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), describes over 340 organizations providing assistance to microenterprises and documents the scope and characteristics of the microenterprise field in the United States today.

New Social Entrepreneurs: The Success, Challenge and Lessons of Non-Profit Enterprise Creation

Jed Emerson and Fay Twersky, editors

The Roberts Foundation Homeless Economic Development Fund, 1996

Neighborhood Equity & Trust Corp. A Design Book for Creating Street Equity.

Available online through StreetEquity Network: www.streetequity.net

The Challenge of Microenterprise: The CWED Story

The National Economic Development & Law Center and the Coalition for Women's Economic Development, Oakland, Calif., 1999 (pubinfo@nedlc.org)

To Our Credit, Part II: Bootstrap Banking in America, (Video).

Available from: Rooy Media The Access to Credit Media Project 301-473-8797, F: 301-473-8695 acmp@rooymedia.com

Local Currencies

Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies for Security in and Unstable World Richard Douthwaite

Lilliput Press, Ireland, 1996. (Available through the E.F. Schumacher Society. See resources page 16.)

New Money for Healthy Communities

Thomas Greco, Jr.,

1994. Available through the Community Information Resource Center:

P.O. Box 42663

Tucson, Arizona 85733




Community Economic Development

Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets

John P. Kretzman and John L. McKnight Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Neighborhood Innovations Network, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1993

An innovative way of rejuvenating communities by focusing not on deficiences, but on locating the assets, skills, and capacities of residents, citizen groups, and local associations.

Economic Renewal Guide: A Collaborative Process for Sustainable Community Development

Michael J. Kinsley Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado, 1997.

Describes a process for organizing and conducting a series of town meetings in order to approach development while integrating economic, community, and environmental concerns.

Faith In Our Neighborhoods Video.

National Congress for Community Edonomic Development (NCCED), 1996.

30 minutes. (www.ncced.org) Shows how local faith-based institutions can be natural partners in economic development for low-income communities.

Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy: How Civic Entrepreneurs are Building Prosperous Communities

Douglas C. Henton, John Melville, Kimberly Walesh, McCracken

Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997

Toward Sustainable Communities : Resources for Citizens and Their Governments

Mark Roseland, Maureen Cureton, Heather Wornell, Hazel Henderson

New Society Publishers, 1998


An Annotated Bibliography for Faith-Based Community Economic Development

Elliott Wright, Ed., NCCED, 1999

A comprehensive list of useful books, articles, videos and Internet sites of interest to those involved in faith-based community development.

At Your Fingertips: An Annotated Bibliography for CED Practitioners.

Carol Wayman for NCCED, 1997

An annotated bibliography of more than 300 publications (all media) from academics, activists, journalists, national advocates, practitioners, and technical assistance providers.

Funding Opportunities

Public and Private Financing for CDCs: Funding Sources for Economic Development; Revised Edition

Bob Brandwein, NCCED, 1998 (see organizational resources pg. 37)

Globalism vs. Localism

Building a Win-Win World : Life Beyond Global Economic Warfare

Hazel Henderson

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1997

The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn Toward the Local

Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Eds.

Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1997

Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age

Michael Shuman

The Free Press, New York, 1998

The Growth Illusion.

Richard Douthwaite

New Society Pub. 1999

Inequity in the Global Village.

Jan Knippers Black

Kumarian Press, West Hartford, 1999

The Post-Corporate World : Life After Capitalism.

David C. Korten

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1999

Business Ecology

Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development.

Herman E. Daly

Beacon Press, 1997

The Biology of Business: Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise.

John Henry, III Clippinger, Editor Jossey-Bass

San Francisco, 1999

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution.

Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins

New Titles of Note

Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing National Trends.

Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman, and Patrice Flynn, Editors

Calvert Group Ltd., Bethesda, Maryland, 2000

Statististical analyses of the quality of life in the United States using of a wide range of socio-economic indicators for employment, income, infrastructure, energy, and human rights, to name a few. An Illuminating synthesis of many expert's work.

Communities Directory: A Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living

Fellowship for Intentional Community, Missouri, 2000

Includes 33 articles on community issues such as co-housing, consensus, and ecovillages. Listings for over 600 communities in North America and more than 100 overseas. Also, maps and an annotated reading list of over 300 community-related titles.


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