Business Retention and Expansion Visitation Fundamentals Self-assessment Guide for Communities - CD1605A
Many communities have done BR&E visitation programs. Some communities have had more success with their BR&E visitation programs than others. This self-assessment guide will help you decide whether your community already has participated in an effective BR&E visitation program. It also will help you decide whether you should revitalize your BR&E efforts.
This publication is a guide to beginning a business retention and expansion (BR&E) visitation program.
Interested in starting your own business? To help make your decision, listen and gather information from a variety of sources. As you look at the information, you will find inconsistencies, plus some claims seem too good to be true. So what is fact and what is a myth? The following provides information about the realities of some of the more common entrepreneurial claims.
Conflict is an inevitable part of life and exists when people don’t agree on an issue, decision or action. Some conflicts are minor and dealt with easily, while other conflicts can be major and require a significant amount of time and attention. Learn five methods to address conflict.
Community leaders are finding that focusing on strengths rather than problems makes it easier to mobilize the community to take action and are also able to maintain momentum in their plan implementation. This publication will outline the basic steps for asset-based community development.
The purpose of this publication is to summarize the socioeconomic effects of the recent evelopment of a wind energy center on nearby communities.
One aspect of the biomass-based industry that has received very little attention is its potential as an economic development stimulus for rural areas with high biomass production potential. This publication addresses the rural economic development potential of biofuels development.
The BAND materials were designed for community leaders to discover and build on the strengths of their towns. The materials are arranged in a series of systematic stages with step-by-step instructions for each stage. The sequence of stages follows a progression that includes organizing the leadership team and committees (and forming a local development organization if one is not already in operation), collecting data and assembling a community assets inventory, drafting a development plan of goals and objectives, implementing that plan, and evaluating the entire process (see the BAND Process Handout on Page 8). The materials include detailed instructions, handouts, worksheets, and examples to conduct the BAND process.