The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has developed the community Growth Initiative (CGI) program to facilitate economic development in the region.
The CGI incorporates an Asset-Based Community Development model to address the strengths and resources of the community. To date, 51 communities in the 20-county region have undergone the CGI process with projects that target early childhood education or entrepreneurial activity.
Federal Programs Related to - Regional Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in a particular region of the United States.
The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.
Community Growth Initiative to Facilitate Economic Growth