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WISMER, Susan, & David PELL. Community Profit : Community-Based Economic Development in Canada. Edited by Maureen Hollingworth. (Toronto) : Is Five Press, (1981). Pp (6),1-158. Illustrated. Large 8vo, photo-illustrated pale blue card covers, lettered in black to front cover, blue and black to spine."While traditional approaches to solving social and economic problems beco me increasingly ineffective, an encouraging development is taking place in hundreds of communities across the nation: People are taking the initiativetor new enterprise development into their own hands. Community-owned and c ommunity-controlled businesses that reinvest their profits for the benefit of the community as a whole are proving to be a viable alternative. Community profit takes a close look at seven such enterprises located in cities and towns across Canada. You can read how these initiatives began and how they have learned to adapt to changing needs and opportunities. The authors draw on these experiences to detail plans for starting and operating a successful community-based project: How to assess your community's needs; how to prepare a business plan and arrange financing; and how to develop a workingrelationship with members of the community. It is an excellent resource fo r community groups, co-ops, credit unions, social organizations and individuals who are interested in this new approach to economic development." (from the back cover). Contents : Introduction. 1. We'll Do It Ourselves. 2. Seven Stories: (i) There's a Mill Again in the Valley [on the Valley Woollen Mill, Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, pp. 10-14]; (ii) Contact: "Le Développement Véritable de la Haute Cote-Nord" (The Development of the Upper North Shore); (iii) Community Congress for Economic Change: A Credit Union; (iv) New Directions for Women's Work: Comfort Clothing Services; (v) The Nimpkish Integrated Development Approach: Rebuilding the Land of the Potlatch; (vi) Bringing Farming Back Home: the Mira Community Pasture [on the Mira Community Pasture in the Mira Valley, east of Sydney, Nova Scotia, pp. 34-38]; (vii) What's an Is Five?. 3. Getting Started. 4. Planning Your Project. 5. Discovering Resources. 6. Developing Not-for-Profit Enterprises. 7. Managing Your Organization. A Few Last Words. Edgeworn, penned name, else very good. 25.00
Title: Community Profit : Community-Based Economic Development in Canada. First Edition.
Publisher: Is Five Press, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0920934021:
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