Community Economic Development
Strong local economies are critical to long-term community sustainability.
ISC works with businesses, local nonprofits, corporations, and governments to ensure that as we help address environmental and social challenges, we’re also creating economic opportunities for residents and the larger community.
We also help make the business case for efficient use of resources (e.g. electricity, water).
Featured Community Economic Development Programs
Helping local nonprofits shape and lead resilience projects borne from the voices and priorities of underserved communities.
Climate Smart Low Carbon Cities in China
Piloted an approach to achieve emissions and pollution reduction by providing skills, tools, and support needed to implement city plans.
Sustainable Communities Learning Network
Supported over 200 U.S. communities and regions who received federal grants to transform their communities into sustainable, economically vital areas.