This is a link to knowledgebase materials on the above topic.
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:
This is a link to a forum posting with information on Economic Gardening. Most of the job growth in a community comes from existing medium to small sized existing business entrepreneurs. This approach to economic development involves activating the communities entrepreneurial resources, i.e. people, connecting people to each other and to resources. The Gold Country Prosperity Summit can provide greater support and focus on these efforts locally.