Community Development is a local empowerment process that involves local leaders who build organizations and alliances that partner businesses with other areas in a city, town, township or local unit of government for the betterment of the community, especially to assure quality, affordable housing. It is a process that involves a comprehensive approach that factors economic and social goals, a base of operating principles, a strategic planning and analysis process, sound financial management, and an organizational format. Regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations support local leaders in their community efforts and provide a regional framework for achieving community objectives.
U. S. Department of Agriculture
U. S. Department of Commerce
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U. S. Department of the Treasury
Small Business Administration