In Metro Denver, communities are now facing limited access to living-wage jobs, adequate and affordable transit, safe and affordable housing, parks and open space, healthy food options, and quality education.
The insufficient conditions and lack of intentional efforts to ensure that all communities prosper, has created an environment that excludes communities of color from opportunities to fully thrive. Community wealth building is an essential strategy towards closing the wealth gap.
Engaging Anchor Institutions
Community Wealth Building works with placed-based institutions such as hospitals, universities, and municipalities to craft and implement a strategy that focuses on local procurement, local hiring, and local investment.
Cooperatives play a critical role in building community wealth in our communities. CCWB promotes and advances the field of worker cooperatives to create an inclusive economy and better jobs.
Strengthening POC Entrepreneurship
Local businesses contribute to the well-being of our communities. CCWB works to strengthen the environment by connecting entrepreneurs to technical assistance, affordable capital, and new markets.