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Simply put, social capital or capacity is the extent to which members of a community can work together effectively to develop and sustain strong relationships; solve problems and make group decisions; and collaborate effectively to plan, set goals, and get things done. There is a broad literature on social capital with some scholars making the distinction between bonding capital and bridging capital (Agnitsch et al. 2006). , races, ethnicities, social action committees, or people of similar socio-economic status) while bridging capital refers to ties among different groups.

2006) “Retention and Expansion of Existing Businesses,” Community Development Handbook, Atlanta, GA: Community Development Council. , Deller, S. and Marcouiller, D. (2006) “Rethinking Community Economic Development,” Economic Development Quarterly, 20(1): 59–74. Shirouzu, N. ” The Wall Street Journal, February 1, p. A1. Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) (2006) Member Profile Survey, Atlanta, GA: SEDC. Walker, C. (2002) Community Development Corporations and Their Changing Support Systems, Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A planned effort to produce assets that increase the capacity of residents to improve their quality of life. These assets may include several forms of community capital: physical, human, social, financial and environmental. 2 Economic development activities performed by SEDC members 10%0 COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT marketable goods and services. The economic developer’s role is to influence the process for the benefit of the community through expanding job opportunities and the tax base.

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