ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Financially distressed communities would become bastions of economic viability, which include all residents in prosperity and lift people out of poverty. Economic development is a right and duty held by human society. Economic development is a purposeful, economic destiny intended to achieve and sustain real, visible, moral and material benefits, witnessed by social, political, and cultural advantages and spiritual growth and satisfaction over generational periods of time.
Thus, we commit to:
1. Cultivate available land for agriculture and industrial usages. Fund, educate, and integrate community gardens in conjunction with phasing developments for processing, manufacturing and distribution of quality food, clothing, and consumer products.
2. Develop socially applied technology - Teach residents technologies that are readily applied within their neighborhood and regional living area. Identify growth areas within the region and format educational curriculum for preparing them to compete.
3. Emphasize education aimed at total human development including a focus on literacy (basic and financial), life skills, ethics, employment and lawful entrepreneurial disciplines. Enlighten the human conscience so people see a duty to direct some of their person and wealth toward the social responsibility of caring, sharing, and elevating the status of the struggling poor, the oppressed, and the disadvantaged.
4. Mobilize resources for cooperative, social, and economic investment. Register conditions of unacceptability regarding poverty and its effects; increase level of goods and services available within the community; implement community stock market to encourage and facilitate capital and profit-sharing dividends to local investors.
5. Establish projects that fulfill intergenerational economic sustainability. Cultivate service and sacrifice that invests in visionary projects that yield sustainable benefits for the future.