The Developing a Successful Job Creation Project Toolkit poses a series of discussion questions that will help your nonprofit organization think deeply about the elements required to design an economic development project that can successfully secure funding to create full-time, permanent jobs in low-income communities. While Community Economic Development often refers to both housing and economic development projects, this toolkit focuses specifically on large-scale job creation projects. Examples of large-scale job creation projects include real estate development (retail, commercial, industrial projects) and business development (social enterprises and business lending programs).
This toolkit includes:
- Discussion questions to help your organization design a successful project
- Descriptions of a wide variety of funding sources
- Details of the specific requirements of the Community Economic Development (CEC) program at the Office of Community Services (OCS)
- Six case studies that provide examples of successful economic development projects by peer nonprofit