What’s emerging is a systems approach to creating an inclusive, sustainable economy where all can thrive.
— Marjorie Kelly and Sarah McKinley, Democracy Collaborative

On April 22, 2016, the Poughkeepsie Community Wealth-Building Summit brought together community stakeholders to discuss and create a shared vision of economic development for the City of Poughkeepsie.


Organized primarily through panel discussions, breakout sessions and workshops, the purpose of the summit is to clearly define opportunities for collaboration and alignment of community development efforts between anchor institutions and local organizations, to gather expertise to train attendees on the community wealth-building model of grassroots economic development that has successfully worked in cities across the country. The summit will ensure that all stakeholders can play an active role in co-creating an action-oriented plan for overcoming challenges within our city.

Photographs provided by Xuewu Zheng.



Learn about the mission, the model and the event.

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Check out the event agenda along with a list of participating panelists

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