Bob is one of Australia’s longest serving Economic Development Practitioners and is passionate about small communities and the micro-economy.
Bob has identified, tested and documented a Natural Science for Small Community Regeneration ~ resulting in the Community Gold Program which supports community and economic development with the untapped ‘seed-ideas’ that exist in every small community.
Community Regeneration is focused on the small ~ small communities and the small seeds which stimulate their regeneration and genuine sustainability. The micro-economy ~ that is, the day to day real productivity spending of individuals, families and micro-to-small business ~ accounts for (in Australia) 84% to 100% (in many rural communities) of all enterprise, employment and spending (after excluding government).
Simply put, if a community’s micro-economy is in decline, so too is the whole community. And so the reverse is also true.
You can find out more about Bob’s work at the Community Regeneration website.