Economic Development

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT initiatives evolve with national economic trends, such as the widening gap between wealth, health, and poverty; unstable and under employment; threats to Social Security and health insurance; foreclosures; bankruptcies; and student debt. In turn, responses of the Chapter include a major Financial Fortitude initiative designed to promote financial literacy across the life span starting with young children learning money management to older adults planning for retirement. This ongoing financial literacy series includes estate planning, budgeting, credit scores, homeownership, wealth management, and entrepreneurship.