The MIDAS touch to save a dwindling community: Microenterprise individual development account services

dc.contributor.advisorIyer, Balasubramanian
dc.contributor.authorDuBose, Sharon E.
dc.description.abstractMIDAS(Microenterprise Individual Development Account Services) is one Community Economic Development project in a comprehensive community plan to address employment, outmigration, and poverty in Warren County, Georgia. The population, especially ages 20 to 44 years old, has been on a steady decline, losing 12.52% of the population between 1970 and 2010 (U. S. Census Bureau, 2011), with a current population of 5,834. Young adults leave to obtain post-secondary education and employment, leaving behind an aging community and decreasing pool of educated potential workers that could attract businesses. This outmigration negatively impacts the economy of this community suffering 17% unemployment and over 27% poverty. CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. and other partners have implemented MIDAS to provide Microenterprise and financial education, mentoring, and a $2 to $1 savings match for eight low-income high school students participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy at Warren County High School. Their savings and match will be used to launch or expand a business in Warren County, helping them remain a resident while earning an income and developing a career. MIDAS is one project in a comprehensive plan to support entrepreneurship, attract business and industry, and provide employment opportunities for community residents. (Author abstract)en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitationDuBose, S. E. (2013). The MIDAS touch to save a dwindling community: Microenterprise individual development account services. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.eduen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (M.S.)en_US
dc.description.programCommunity Economic Develpopmenten_US
dc.description.schoolSchool of Businessen_US
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dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
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dc.rightsAuthor retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibiteden_US
dc.rightsHolderDuBose, Sharon E.
dc.subject.lcshSouthern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development)en_US
dc.subject.otherGeorgia (US)en_US
dc.subject.otherWarren County (GA)en_US
dc.subject.otherasset specific trainingen_US
dc.subject.othercommunity actionen_US
dc.subject.otherfinancial literacyen_US
dc.subject.otherindividual development accountsen_US
dc.titleThe MIDAS touch to save a dwindling community: Microenterprise individual development account servicesen_US
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