Not a “new” project—Enhancement! Stimulates new investment Aligns collective, yet independent efforts Common set of promising sectors & entrepreneurial supportsFramework
Food Systems Energy Health CarePromising Sectors
Branding Leadership Strategy CapitalValue of Collaboration
Expanding existing or catalyzing new efforts A “Capture Strategy” Overlapping Interests Measurable OutcomesKey Components
Initiatives are identified: ◦ AFN members, ARC, USDA-RD (within promising sectors) Initiatives selected Overlapping interests identified Capture Strategies developed to take initiatives to the „next level‟ Initiatives/projects supported by collaborators Common measurement employed Results shared
ARC, USDA and AFN member support Loans for EE retrofits based on energy audits/ cost savings Process: engage businesses, conduct audits, deploying $$ Challenge: Reaching high-savings potential borrowers, energy audit backlog, educating borrowers.Example NCIF- Energy Efficiency
Efficiency of investments Common objectives Faster, smarter, better Clarity Alignment Troubleshooting Opportunity Development New entrepreneurs, New Jobs, Retained Wealth!So What?