THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FRAMEWORK (SCF) IS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE BUILT AROUND A COMPLEMENTARY CURRENCY
WHAT WILL THE SMALL BUSINESS LANDSCAPE LOOK LIKE IN THE POST-CORONA WORLD?
Our latest article addresses the existential threat to small and medium-sized local business as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But we see reasons for hope.
NCG has developed a systemic approach to saving many of these businesses, and offers a fundamentally new way to keep local businesses healthy and supporting vibrant, resilient communities.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FRAMEWORK
The Sustainable Communities Framework lays out a plan for revitalizing local communities through the modern application of a strategy proven successful over hundreds of years, paired with state of the art technology used worldwide.
National Commonwealth Group, developer of the SCF, is working with local partners to bring the Sustainable Communities Framework to California, Illinois and Puerto Rico where our initiative is designed to harness powerful innovations in alternative finance, green energy, food production and entrepreneurship development — helping to ensure healthy, resilient and prosperous communities.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Systematically tapping entrepreneurial inspiration, initiative and commitment is vital to remaining competitive in a global marketplace. A key component of any resilient community is the ability to identify and cultivate inherent talents found locally toward job creation, industry diversification and meaningfull employment.
NCG provides access to technologies and strategies more familiar in high-tech and high-finance hubs, providing the SCF with the tools needed to help prepare anyone for the rigors of entrepreneurship and careers of the 21st Century.
MONEY. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK
The U.S. financial system is so pervasive that we accept it without question as natural and immutable. But it is actually a deliberate construct designed by its current beneficiaries to perpetually favor themselves. And it can be changed.
History shows that abundance for all occurs under very specific conditions. We have developed a system that can replicate the conditions that produce individual and community wellbeing.
Our Research Partners
The Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity(GISP) is an independent public policy think-tank dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary research in the service of an improved quality of life for all members of society. GISP will work with us to track improvement in quality of life as measured by the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) metric. GPI extends the conventional GDP metric to include environmental, social, educational and civic wellbeing of populations.
To measure outcomes against rigorous academic standards, and to develop core best practices for future implementations, we have teamed with their Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) at Middlesex University, London, to conduct a study on our Puerto Rico project. Included will be before-and-after GDP measurements