Local assets are a broad range of things that contribute positively to a community. The definition ranges from the quality of the community’s buildings to the people who volunteer their time, the offerings of local parks and friendliness of a community, to the rich natural resources in an area to the impact that the youth of a community has on its whole. In short, local assets are the tangable and intangabels of a community ranging from physical to the emotional.
Economic Assets – The drivers of the local community, such as businesses offering goods, workforce and services, level of employment, prosperity of the community
Physical Assets – The quality of buildings, aboundance of housing options, the infrastructure, transportation options, parks and recreation areas nearby natural resources
Human Assets - their skills, experiences, passions, creattive capacities, willingness to engage and the degree they contribute to that sense of community.
Institutional Assets – The public institutions such as government schools, and libraries, police and fire department, along with community associations, clubs, and networks; athletic, cultural, social, faith-based, non-profits groups powered by volunteer members
Aesthetics Assets; The attractivenes of the overall community from the genaeral to sthe speicific that include a sense of welcomenss to new people and encourage particapation.
The combination of these nd can be the tools to leveraged to take that same community a begain to make it great.