Circulating, Capital, Data, and Knowledge to People, Places, and Systems
INVESTED PUBLIC NETWORK™ (IPN)
We are undergoing big shifts within our views on how local economies have worked and will work in the future; requiring struggle across our economic, natural, political, and cultural systems. This is an exciting time to develop new ways for our communities to thrive as we move from industrial age operating structures into a knowledge economy organized around creating relational systems that realize layers of dynamic returns, generating livelihoods for our present and future generations.
IPN is a strategic, systems-focused, design, development, and funding firm that produces revenue-generating projects for our municipality and county clients. Built upon our six-value actions, our Invested Public Funding™ system:
Empowers citizens, businesses, and organizations and engaging their imaginations
Extending existing capital resources and activating short-, mid-, and long-term productive value
Building projects appropriately scaled to people, places, and systems
Lowering capital costs, generating revenue, and offering new public-private partnership options
Circulating more capital within the community to enable citizen investment portfolios designed around layered returns
Deploying data and knowledge to both client and community participants
Our Approach to Building Community Wealth
Our platform and processes directly engage community stakeholders, align and bundle project capital, and supply data and knowledge to our clients.
We offer three municipality/county client pathways:
Do-it-yourself: Invested Public Funding (IPF™). Clients can either use the FuelingMain.com platform process to guide them through a series of self-generated worksheets or work with FuelingMain project development consultants to generate funding initiatives and offerings for their project(s).
Let us help: Invested Public Systems (IPS™). Our team works with clients seeking to align and mix together a set of projects into a strategic systems approach. IPF™ generates appropriate initiatives and offerings to sustain this effort.
Next-level innovation: Invested Public Data (IPD™). Clients seeking to combine the FuelingMain.com platform initiative and offering data with the IPF™/IPS™ processes and strategies can generate new fonts of knowledge that can be used to create new sources of revenue and drive layers of value to enhance local returns to local actors.
An IPN™ Company
An online engagement, education, investment, and management platform designed to implement project initiatives and offerings, circulate local revenues, build a funding history for successive projects, and understand our communities in deeper ways with extensive knowledge dashboards.
We write original content, plus post links and PDFs to articles that:
Focus on our relational ties to the structures that underpin our cultures and economies
Explore how we move forward into creating our next generation of thriving communities
Educate and question how we should be developing public goods
Dive into the systems that we need to be investing in to generate the communities of tomorrow
Content Written By Our Team For Our Clients
"Generating and Invested Public Funding™ System"
"Rethinking Infrastructure Development Within a Creative, Distributive Strategy"
"Generating Circulating Histories"
"An Urban Ecologist's Take on Building An Invested Public™"
Writers That Are Interested In People, Places, and Systems
"Footloose or Stuck in Place", by Brett Theodos
"Being a 'citizen' in a Smart City", by Paolo Cardullo and Rob Kitchin