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January 14, 2020

Building Community Wealth: An Action Plan for Northwest Jacksonville

Here, we explore strategies and models that can help Jacksonville—the largest city in Florida—build community wealth more effectively in the neighborhoods, like Northwest Jacksonville, that need this help most.

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Building Community Wealth: An Action Plan for Northwest Jacksonville

This report, prepared by the Democracy Collaborative and submitted to the City of Jacksonville, Florida, highlights key strategic opportunities to leverage existing assets to build wealth in a neighborhood facing concentrated poverty and disinvestment.

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Highlights from the 2014 Jacksonville Community Wealth Building Roundtable

With the encouragement of ICARE (The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment), the City of Jacksonville invited The Democracy Collaborative to organize an exploratory conversation around community wealth building as a means of addressing local poverty and economic
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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown renews focus on small businesses

From the Florida Times-Union The crowd at Mayor Alvin Brown’s first Business Builder conference in early 2012 still bore the wounds of the Great Recession, casting a sense of guarded optimism among the budding entrepreneurs who turned out for the event. Brown convened his third annual Business

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A Community Comes Together

An interview with the Democracy Collaborative’s David Zuckerman on the Community Wealth Building Roundtable convened by Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown.

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Florida Times-Union: "Leaders working toward 'brighter day' for Northwest Jacksonville's economy"

“A group of Jacksonville leaders trekked to snowy Cleveland in February to check out an economic initiative they hope to use as a model for the struggling northwest part of the city. The people behind that Cleveland initiative, a University of Maryland-based nonprofit called The Democracy

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Mayor Brown Announces Task Force Members For Economic Development Initiative in Northwest Jacksonville

Goal is to Create Jobs with Innovative, Community-Based Economic Development Mayor Alvin Brown today announced the members of a newly-formed task force to guide a Community Wealth Building Initiative that will focus on new strategies to create jobs and business opportunities in Northwest

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