All nuclear host communities will eventually face a crossroads in determining what kind of place they will be following the closure of the plant. Whether closure is imminent or not anticipated for many years, it is never too early to start planning for the post-nuclear future of your community and a wealth creation strategy is a valuable approach to support economic diversification and resilience. This webinar introduced the fundamentals of wealth creation, including its core principles, the multiple forms of community capital, and how to build value chains – with a real focus on tapping into existing assets and thinking regionally about economic development.
- Presenter: Melissa Levy, Principal and Owner, Community Roots, LLC (Hinesburg, VT)
- Moderator: Brett Schwartz, Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation (Washington, DC)
Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF)
Additional resources to explore:
- WealthWorks Website
- 8 Forms of Wealth/Capital
- Spider Diagram for Capitals
- Building Value Chains
- WealthWorks Hubs (technical assistance providers)
- NADO Research Foundation Rural Economic Development Case Studies
- Region Five Development Commission (MN) & WealthWorks
If your region is home to a nuclear power plant, you are eligible to receive free technical assistance through the Nuclear Communities Technical Assistance Program funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and staffed by Smart Growth America, the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative, the NADO Research Foundation, and the Center for Creative Land Recycling.
No matter where the power plant is in its lifecycle, the program team can provide support with a host of planning, evaluation, and implementation strategies. Click here to learn more about the program and here for a description of services available from the project team.
This effort utilizes Federal funds under award ED20HDQ3030068 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, ﬁndings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the project team and do not necessarily reﬂect the views of EDA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.