Economic Development will support local economic development by encouraging businesses and entrepreneurship and teaching both financial and business skills to community members.

Teaching communities how to have self sustaining businesses.

As the late president Harry Truman stated in his 1949 inaugural speech: 

“More than half the people of the world are living in conditions approaching misery. Their food is inadequate, they are victims of disease. Their economic life is primitive and stagnant. Their poverty is a handicap and a threat both to them and to more prosperous areas. For the first time in history humanity possesses the knowledge and the skill to relieve the suffering from these people … I believe that we should make available to peace-loving peoples the benefits of our store of technical knowledge in order to help them realize their aspirations for a better life… “

Economic well-being is possible. All they need are the tools that we provide.

Economic well-being and quality of life are possible for the least “industrialized” communities in the world, simply by sharing processes that have been utilized in modernized societies.  We work to create and utilize physical, human, financial, and social assets to generate improved and broadly shared economic well-being and quality of life for communities. Empowerment is the key to this process.  We are not teaching these communities how to make improvements, rather providing the tools for them to adapt to their own systems for the greatest advancement.

Our efforts are concentrated on: