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Today’s economic development challenges require a toolbox approach, going beyond one-size-fits-all solutions. We need to dig deep into our local communities, to cultivate the next generation of public entrepreneurs, to stand up new institutions that “scale local.” It can seem so overwhelming, whether you’re a small shop owner, or a climate change motivated activist. 

When government is overwhelmed, and local economic needs are not being met, we have institutions we can develop to step in to provide for our California communities. How do we do this community wealth building?

Our new UCANR Community Economic Development (CED) programming specializes in the development and enhancement of community-based enterprise, while innovating the classic approaches to economic development. 

Join us as we develop this CED programming, and we put communities back in the driver’s seat to determine their own future.

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Webinar Series on Community Broadband 

Registration will be live soon!

Three 1.5-hour virtual workshops are planned beginning in late April. Topics will include: 

Achieving Universal Broadband Access

  • We Own IT, We Run IT
  • The People’s Broadband
  • What You Need To Know
  • Co-ops, Munis, and Nonprofits
  • High-Speed Internet for All
  • If You Build It, They Will Log In
  • So You Decided to Take on the Telecoms