This is link to the Tahoe Prosperity Strategic Plan, 2012, and the 2010 Prosperity Plan. The materials provide ideas and opportunities that may apply outside the Tahoe Area, and also are examples of the kinds of goals and objectives we may consider at the Gold Country Summit.
[This is a copy of materials posted on the Local Economy Summit Discussion Forum]
The whole question of connecting people and businesses to resources as a means of creating efficiencies, expanding markets, and strengthening the local to local economy was discussed at the first Local Economy working group. Various ideas have been floating around that touch upon this:
From a blog by Paul Glover: http://www.shareable.net/blog/print-your-own-money?utm_content=marissa
"The economy is big news, and a big worry. But there are as many economies as we need. There are global, national, regional, and neighborhood economies. There are economies for greed, destruction, and exploitation, as well as for generosity, creativity, and love. And there are as many types of money as we need to operate these economies.
We are pleased to announce that Foothill Associates has joined PlacerSustain as a Supporting Organizational Member with a contribution of $100.00. Ed Armstrong, a principal in Foothill Associates, is a landscape architect with an expertise in low impact development and environmental restoration. Ed recently joined the Board of Directors of PlacerSustain. Welcome Foothill Associates and Ed!