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Community Wealth Building

Keynote Speaker Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative and provided a catalyst for future conversations during his presentation on March 17th in Olympia, Washington, available here in Powerpoint format.

He framed the context and described the elements of “Community Wealth Building.”   Ted Howard also shared examples of wealth building strategies by worker owned cooperatives and anchor institutions from around the country. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound sponsored the event to explore new ways of approaching economic development.  Other sponsors included Enterprise for Equity, Northwest Cooperative Development Center, The Thurston Asset Building Coalition, and the Thurston Economic Development Council.

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