Economic Development

McIntosh SEED’s Theory of Change has a 3-prong approach: Education, Empowerment and Economic Development

McIntosh SEED’s strategy involves the following:

  • Combine economic development and community development based upon the capacity of the community to meet scale at various levels by utilizing local assets
  • Focus on local ownership and use of local and regional assets
  • Create opportunities for upward mobility of the community and promote leadership development
  • Create wealth while strengthening the community on the local level and foster upward mobility for the region