The C.A.R.E. model refers to Creation, Attraction, Retention and Expansion of local jobs.

C creation

A attraction

R retention

E expansion

It is designed for Extension's community development practitioners. This training module relates to local economic development from both a community and business standpoint. The curriculum addresses a holistic concept of financially viable progress, including strategies for focusing on the Creation, Attraction, Retention, and Expansion of jobs and income. Both communities and businesses are unique and are endowed with various levels and types of usable resources. This curriculum targets how individual communities, and the businesses in those communities, can use their available capital to accomplish goals.