Report | 2007

Building Community Prosperity Through Natural Capitalism


This document provides guidance for communities that are attempting to grow economically regardless of physical size. The guide lists dozens of ways communities are tapping their potential today through natural capitalism. Many of these actions are well known, others innovative. They distribute benefits widely across the community and they’re compatible with the environment. Most require little or no community expansion. While not all apply to every community, the length of this list highlights the undeveloped wealth-generation power in virtually every community, regardless of whether it’s growing in size. [Originally published in 2001; updated in 2007]