Jackson Commons invite you to Own Your Neighborhood, Pt. 2
Our monthly meeting will continue our focus on new forms of community-led investment strategies that are being used to by neighborhoods to create new businesses, help grow and support existing businesses, and even create new buildings and opportunities. There is lots of new thinking and changes to SEC law that are helping neighborhoods and communities create models beyond the cooperative models or reliance on government grants to create and stabilize a community in the face of giant corporate developers and bland chain stores which take so much money out of community without investing it back in.
This month we’ll be hearing from Unified Field Corporation, which is a new sustainable community development bank that is being set up in Seattle. They are hoping to stimulate a lot of local, sustainable economic growth, with an interest in urban farming and food production.
We’re interested in chatting with them about our idea for a permanent Central District Farmer’s Market with local food producers in it. SEE JACKSON MARKET, so how do we raise two million or three million dollars to make that happen?
We’re in a new location this month: Indian Ocean Cafe on Jackson between 25th and 26th. So come hungry and thirsty!
An update from last month: Community Sourced Capital finished the funding for the small business loan in Tacoma! A local business grows due to small loans from neighbors. That is what we’re talking about!