Nonprofit Economic Development Endeavors (N.E.D.E.)

Also Known as Humanitarian Economic Development Endeavors (H.E.D.E.) and Non-Profit Economic Growth (N.P.E.G.)

We are a firm believer in that a major part of making a difference in the world is through Nonprofit Economic Development Endeavors (N.E.D.E.), a focus on global economic development to create badly needed jobs and growth that are governed by humanitarian values, doctrines and objectives. Through community empowerment objectives we can empower people, corporations and governments to build towards a better future to work in cooperation and to share in the abundance of our world for the betterment of humanity.

The White Light Group (TWLG) will provide unique opportunities to technology groups, industries and corporations to apply their technologies and resources responsibly for the betterment of humanity, to share in the abundance of what life has to offer on a global scale.  Only through the responsible use of those technologies and resources we can make a difference by creating a wealth of opportunities for cooperation that provides not only economic growth, but also a wellspring of abundance that can make a difference in the world.

Economic Development Plans

As a non-profit organization we do not take a stand in government affairs; however we do offer options that affect local economies by developing project that help create new jobs or even prevent the loss of jobs in struggling communities and countries.

With the change in times of the world economics it has become apparent that competing for commercial business on a global level may not be the answer to establishing stability or even a strong economic growth within a community. In many cases building economic vitality may actually lie in fostering and developing micro-enterprises focused on locally owned businesses that establish low dependence on large commercial enterprises.

To begin the revitalization of a community should be based on social interaction of its people through civic pride programs and establishing self-sustainable economic projects. The primary goal is to build a richer community life that will provide the necessary substance for future growth and a glimpse of things to come. The energy efficiency of economic development programs that focuses on locally owned and operated micro-enterprises will develop not only sound economic development plans, but also social changes, which will improve the quality of life. Rural communities and inner city communities need to be taken in to consideration local resources and diversity on equal terms in order to create an economical balance for the community as a whole.

The people of poverty stricken countries have lost faith in their local and federal governments to govern properly to establish economic growth that truly benefits the public in whole to open new opportunities for micro-enterprises. By focusing on local enterprises we can successfully establish economic growth that benefits any community.

It is important for community-based organizations to work with local and federal governments to reduce government taxation on new enterprises that will not only create but also encourage the number of new startup enterprises annually. Communities need to work with local and federal governments to establish new business guidelines and taxation laws that benefit new micro-enterprises that will encourage economic growth.

Globalization can play a significant role in economic development through tariffs and trade on a global level. Globalization can bring economic growth through increased exports and imports; however it can also cause the increased importing of goods at lower prices that local businesses cannot compete with. International trade, import and exporting institutions can play a significant role in the economic growth of micro-enterprises in a community, as long as the imported goods do not dominate over locally manufactured and produced goods. Communities must encourage local governments to create proper laws that favor locally manufactured and produced goods including badly needed jobs. Competing imported goods need to have higher tariffs in order to reduce the amount of cheaper goods being imported that will directly affect locally produced goods. The preservation of local enterprises and jobs must have precedence over imported cheaper goods.

With recent events of 2008 that made an impact on the economy of the United States is a prime example of how volatile globalization is; how a series of events in one country can trigger a cascade of economic decline which impacted countries all around the world. When countries and communities rely on products, goods and financial support from international sources to survive the ability to provide realistic stewardship to govern local economies can quickly become precarious. By relying on the import and export of goods for economic survival a community can quickly be faced with economic decline when they rely on another country that’s entering a recession. Lost revenue in international trade can cause wide spread economic collapse because of the simple nature and flaw of relying on globalization for economic survival, which is not always good sense in doing what’s best for a community.

Building Economic Stability
Economic reconstruction of a poverty stricken community is a major project that must begin with community participation and government involvement that benefits the community as a whole.  Basically poverty and war torn communities are often faced with under going an economic restructuring, reorganization and reconstruction in order to recover from economic recession or depression.  In order to build economic stability and a humane method to commercial development that is conducive to the economic future of any community and country one must first evaluate natural resources and community needs.

There are a great many theories and conjecture that outlines economic recovery and growth projects, however there is really no one answer to creating sustainable economic growth models that will work for every community worldwide.  The best answer to developing viable economic projects is to successful complete community and nation wide independent economic development models that are customized for the specific needs of a community, country and global region.

The economic model should include the community’s relationship to other communities and the impact on resources and the communities themselves.  Community transformation and the role of corporations, local governments, support services and community participation in the economic reconstruction and development are vital to any successful economic model.

We have worked with several venture capital organizations to invest in large scale manufacturing facilities as well as import and export businesses in poverty stricken communities in order to create badly needed jobs.  However it is clear that economic development programs that will establish financial stability in communities and create jobs have shown that we need to encourage the development of small local business enterprises.
 
Too often foreign corporations take advantage of economically challenged communities and countries in order to secure capital gain.  In most cases international corporations and interests, invest in large scale commercial enterprises such as factories, often only offering a handful of job opportunities at low wage scales, which can also bleed wealth and capital gain from a country to offshore accounts and investors.

One of many solutions in economic development that can effect positive change is to establish a capital venture group solely designed to assist in establishing local enterprises.  Even to invest in partnerships in small business startups with local business entrepreneurs, where the investors can own up to 49% of a local enterprise, leaving the local entrepreneur maintaining 51% or higher of the business.  A mutual relationship that can be profitable for all parties involved.  This type of capital venture company has the primary goal to establish locally owned businesses to maintain majority capital gain to remain within the community or country and not be drained to offshore interest groups and investors.  To maintain local control over capital gain is vital to maintaining local infusion of capital that benefits the community and country.  Locally owned small enterprises have the potential of creating a great deal more jobs in a country than a couple of foreign invested factories.

Economic Development Projects as Nonprofit Projects
The general public concept of humanitarian projects is providing for those in need, starving, homeless, refugees and those suffering with disease.  Humanitarian projects must take a broader scope, as a humanitarian organization we must consider how to make long-term opportunities for individuals.

The concept of creating jobs was our aim with this project concept.  Creating badly need jobs by concentrating on industries that are in demand we not only create employment opportunities, we create a better environment that is conducive to an individual’s future and well-being.  This is the hallmark to the philosophy Nonprofit Economic Development Endeavors (N.E.D.E.) and Humanitarian Economic Development Endeavors (H.E.D.E.) that we are committing ourselves to, by encouraging and investing in economic growth that will create job opportunities we can create lasting affects that will touch and change many lives.

To focus on creating economic growth and job opportunities we researched the top industries that have proven growth and will continue to flourish for years to come.  The industries we have selected are prime vehicles that we recommend communities to invest in, that will create economic growth and badly needed jobs.

Concept of Non-Profit Economic Growth Projects
The concept and commitment to building, developing and investing in non-profit businesses is a new concept to create sustainable economic growth.  These business ventures are not designed to be profitable in the since you would think of for normal business, they will be business run and operated by non-profit organizations.  These businesses will be profitable in the since that a significant amount of profits form the business will go to maintaining the success of the business venture and jobs, all remaining profits from those businesses will go into a trust fund to continue the cycle of additional business incubation with the same philosophy and commitment of stimulating economic growth and creating badly needed employment opportunities.  Which is the organization’s concept of Non-Profit Economic Growth (N.P.E.G.) projects, the fundamental concept of perpetual economics.

An example would be building businesses such as the TWLG Community Empowerment Centers, housing projects, manufacturing plants, agricultural projects, infrastructure projects (power plants, water reclamation facilities, waste management systems, etc.), adult trade schools, technical training centers, etc…  Where profits from these types of businesses and industries will be used to create not only economic growth through jobs and business incubation, but also go towards funding new projects and programs for the community. 

By creating economic growth governed by humanitarian values, doctrines and objectives, which will provide opportunities and stability to a community, may be the answer to eliminating poverty, hunger, illiteracy, civil strife and crime.


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