Every community deals with its own unique challenges, like making sure the streets and schools are safe, making homes affordable, ensuring clean air and water, and finding ways to make the community more prosperous.
The solution to these challenges lies in something called Community Economic Development, which is a way of working together to make both social and economic goals happen. It’s a framework that’s shaped by the people who live, work, run businesses, and provide services in the community.
Here at Community Futures Entrepreneur Fund, we follow the principles of Community Economic Development by focusing on two main things. First, we help people in our community start and grow their own businesses. Second, we provide businesses with easy access to the money they need to succeed.