Strengthening Local Economies

Nexus Community Partners

This report, created by Nexus Community Partners, delves into the task of designing and implementing a community wealth building strategy for St. Paul, Minnesota's East Side. Throughout the report, Nexus Community Partners utilizes strategies centered around "Community Wealth Building," an approach utilized and researched extensively by the Democracy Collaborative that focusses on place- and systems-based models of community and economic development. Nexus Community Partners takes this approach one step further in the process of applying it to their particular locale in St. Paul, emphasizing four principal areas of focus for developing resilient and sustainable communities: culture, equity, mutuality, and stewardship.

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