CHAPTER 3

Community Engagement

Communities generally appreciate most of the tangible benefits that companies provide including jobs, support for local businesses and nonprofit organizations, and assistance with maintaining the infrastructure upon which all community members depend. However, there is at least one other important thing that companies can do to improve the quality of life in their communities and make better use of their own resources. The answer is proactively working to give community members a “voice” by allowing them to have input into decisions made by governments, companies, and other organizations that will impact their day-to-day lives and the level of well-being in the communities in which they live and work. Community ...

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