Solidarity Economy and Community Development: Emerging Cases in Three Massachusetts Cities

Penn Loh
Boone Shear

Solidarity Economy is a movement that can build power within and across scales and win supportive policy and public resources. Using the development of SE in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, Massachusetts as examples, the article discusses the possibilities and challenges for SE projects to negotiate across differing values and politics, racial and class divides, and the challenge of accessing startup capital and building finance.

Suggested citation

Loh, P. and Shear, B. 2015. "Solidarity economy and community development: emerging cases in three Massachusetts cities." Community Development 46 (3): 244-260.