Recently, increasing numbers of incubators in which technical and financial assistance is accessible to those who wish to create various enterprises in the realm of technology, biomedical, software, and most recently in New York, an incubator to stimulate the pursuit of artistic activity, gallery exhibitions, and a commercial viability to support these artists in the longer term have been implemented.
These repositories of expertise and monetary resources that can assist individuals in the establishment of commercial and non-profit ventures have been established beneath the banner of state governments and municipal jurisdictions, as well as under the aegis of private innovators.
For those who are predisposed to contribute their intellectual, artistic, financial, or political skills, to thousands of existing for profit, not for profit, and non profit organizations, and public – private partnerships, that are addressing any aspect of those efforts required to create a humanistic multi-dimensional society, your computer and all the massive troves of information to which it allows access will provide a road map for your journey, and an eventual gateway to your professional future.
For those who have established a commercial enterprise as your company evolves in terms of both revenue and profitability you may wish to avail yourself of the Benefit Corporation Statutes that exist in a number of states, that permit corporations to consider a matrix of intense concerns in their operations beyond the exclusive concern of profitability.
Such factors as levels of compensation to employees which permit them to attain a robust middle-class status and beyond, to environmental considerations that mitigate negative impacts, to the provision of affordable housing for those in your employ who may require it, and a general continuing interest in the larger communities in which you are located in terms of their challenges and welfare, are among those relevant considerations.
By availing yourself of the protections these statutes afford you are insulated from the legal obligation of many corporations who must maximize their profits lest they provoke litigation from disgruntled investors.
In Brooklyn, N.Y. and in other urban areas a substantial proliferation in the artisanal activities of specialty food produce and beverages both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, been occurring. For-profit, not-for-profit, and nonprofit, community economic development organizations, are allocating billions of dollars annually to public-private partnerships, to rehabilitate distressed neighborhoods, and create employee-owned and managed companies.
These entities provide both products and services and occupational training programs, as well as equipping the unemployed with the requisite skills to obtain jobs that may culminate in a lengthy and remunerative career trajectory within the private sector.
Within the community of individuals who are dedicated to the reform of both corporate and political macro-institutions, are those who are engaged in broadening the representation of employees, citizens, and unions, on the board of these trans-national entities, for the purpose of attaining greater equitability in the relationship between the compensation levels of senior executives and their infinitely more numerous subordinates.
In addition their agendas are concerned with the diminution of those corporate activities which impact the environment negatively, and who are committed to broad and continuing support and assistance in and involvement with the communities in which they are situated. Moreover, there is an unceasing effort to insure that employees have access at a very negligible financial cost to equity ownership in these organizations, be it in the form of common shares or stock options.
Beyond the previous initiatives is the crucial matter of democratizing hierarchical chains of administrative command, so that employees may exert greater influence over the operations of the production processes and service obligations they are expected to discharge.
For in the final analysis so much of the alienation and estrangement these individual employees experience in the daily performance of their duties, is the fundamental sense of the dehumanization they experience and the lack of dominion over their current assignments and the future that awaits them in their workplace.
An additional aspect of their current discontent is the distribution of the increases in productivity which these employees achieve in concert with technological innovations, that are allocated disproportionately to senior management.
Broader dimensions of political economic and social innovation can be found on such websites as Basic Principles For A New Direction, which posits the essential specific actions that are required to create an equitable and sustainable economy.
Community-Wealth.org presents the crucial forces which are gathering ever-greater momentum within local communities, as the result of numerous public initiatives at the municipal and state echelons of government, and in unprecedented relationships between anchor institutions and local community based organizations such as hospitals and other health care facilities.
In these companies equity ownership by their employees is substantial and their impact and influence in administrative and operational spheres of its management are significant and continuing.
In addition, various organizations, programs, and policies, which link in a bi-lateral posture university and community institutions, are stimulating the creation of community wealth and the increased abilities of citizens within these areas to attain a responsiveness from local governments, that was previously unobtainable.
Moreover, beneath the umbrella of the New Economy such entities as the Institute For Policy Studies, Economic Policy Institute, The New Economy Working Group, and the Levy Institute at Bard College, are formulating new paradigms of economic development that are community based. attempts to provide alternatives to those models which operate as traditional hierarchical systems
In the realm of intellectual activity which seeks to supplement and supplant traditional structures of public and corporate governance, such groups as the Alliance For Democracy, Center For Corporate Policy, Demos, and the Center For Digital Democracy, are vigorously engaged in the conceptual creation of new mechanisms, systems, and standards of measurement and evaluation. When implemented these entities will remediate the grievous inequities and oppressive character of much that comprises the current American social reality.
In addition, these organizations will continue the rigorous critical analysis of existing institutions that are the ideological impediments that obstruct our nation’s progress to a more egalitarian distribution of wealth, and the actualization of a vibrant multi-dimensional civilization.
One additional component of research, i.e. the techniques to successfully organize impoverished communities to transform our national consciousness are such entities as META, Political Economy of the Good Society, Center for Community Change, Center for Third World Organizing.