Our Town 

TURNING TOWNS INTO ENTERPRISE HUBS AND STABLE SOCIAL ENTITIES

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To turn around small-town economies and change citizen’s lives, through the Our Town “mind-set change” process, involving the whole town population, its economic and agricultural communities by:

• Stimulating enterprise thinking

• Identifying investment opportunities and packaging offers to investors

• Identifying potential entrepreneurs and   facilitate ideas that have potential

• Delivering social impact through job creation and social enterprise facilitation

• Helping develop social stability and sustainable participation

• Encouraging and facilitating education and training

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PROCESS: CHANGING MINDSETS AND

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES

Identify & Decode

In-Depth Research

• Culture

• Features

• Assets

• Talents

• Possibilities

Recode Data and Information

 

Integrate Into The Change Model Process

From: Features

To:       New asset base

             Possible enterprises

From: Negativity, decline

             and poverty

To:      Motivation, collaboration

            and possibility

Implement & Scale

IMPLEMENT

• Change mechanisms

• Identify and package enterprises

• Facilitate investment in and

  launch of enterprises

• Enable local process ownership

SCALE

• Launch Our Town website

• Invite and involve other towns

  across SA to follow and

  implement the process

OUTCOMES

From: Features

To: New asset base Possible enterprises

From: Negativity, decline and poverty

To: Motivation, collaboration and possibility

Co Workers

List a range of
Investment Opportunities

Job creation

People on a Boat

Active involvement and Creative Future Focus

VS

Short-termism and Dependency

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Better Together Town Team

and

South African Brand Building

Energised Town Brand

Sustainable Innovative

and Enterprise Thinking

New Products & Assets New Enterprises & Events

Support Group

Motivation

Working from Home

Positivity

Building Homes

Collaboration

COLLATERAL BENEFITS
BETTER NUTRITION I BETTER SCHOOLING I BETTER ATTITUDES I
HEALTHIER TOWN I BETTER TOWN

INVESTMENT

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Partner with:

New Possibility

Invest in:

Innovation & Imagination

• Productive towns

• Growing economies

• Social stability

• Creative hubs

• Increased property       

  values

• New Businesses

• Social Enterprise

• Property Repurposing

• Domain and social 

  Regeneration/

  Energising

• New Entrepreneurs

INVESTMENT

OPPORTUNITIES

INVESTMENT POSSIBILITIES:

CATEGORIES AND EXAMPLES

• Food Processing

• Product Creation

• Manufacturing

• Agricultural Value Add

• Festivals

• Sports

Products & Events

Services

• Hospitality

• Tourism

• Call Centres

• Culinary

• Conventions

Creative

• Music

• Art

• Craft

• Education

Construction

• Housing Development

• Property Repurposing

• Infrastructure

• Harbour Redevelopment

• Airport/runway       

  construction

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“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal.
In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
Marianne Williamson