Economic Development

Recommendations & Conclusions


Focus 1

  • Residents

–      engage local business: “What would encourage you to be more involved in our community?”

–      Target blight,  create nodes and connect broadly

–      Be knowledge brokers

  • Business Owners

–      develop a collective identity/collective voice as North Richmond business owners

  • County Officials

–      Evaluate if workforce development initiatives, like the ones offered by the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board, are reaching North Richmond residents

  • Community Partners and Funders

–      Assist community members with outreach efforts to local business and advocate services to be provided at an accessible location to residents.

Focus 2

  • Broad coalition and strong community engagement from the start
  • Technical assistance from local groups
  • Include North Richmond voice

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