WHAT IS INVEST LOCAL?
Invest Local connects local dollars with local projects, We are building tools and providing opportunities to invest in your community and build your neighborhood. This growing collaboration between investors and entrepreneurs seeks to link local investors with local entrepreneurs to create a more connected entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“I RECENTLY LENT $5,000 TO A FRIEND TO BUY A KEY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT TO GROW HIS SMALL FARM BUSINESS. HE HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN ENCOURAGING ME AND HELPING ME WITH MY OWN MARKET GARDEN.”
-NORM SHAFER, LOCAL INVESTOR
Tools that have been developed to assist things investing locally are available on invest-local.org and consist of:
●Toolkit for Investing Locally
● Types of Investments with checklist
● Investing with Self-Directed IRAs
● Stories from the Field
Invest Local hosts both classes and community events. A Self-Directed IRA class has served as an opportunity to learn about the intricacies of lending through your IRA. Our Invest Local Meet & Greets are social events that serve as a chance for individuals with ideas to meet those interested in funding. It works to connect those with similar ideas and goals.
THE STAUNTON CREATIVE COMMUNITY FUND BUILDS COMMUNITY, PROVIDES SUPPORT, AND ENABLES ACCESS TO CAPITAL. WE BRING TOGETHER THE TALENT, CREATIVITY, INFORMATION, FUNDING, & RESOURCES TO GROW A VIBRANT LOCAL ECONOMY