The C.A.R.E. model refers to Creation, Attraction, Retention and Expansion of local jobs.
All local efforts to encourage the formation of new businesses.
Traditional business recruitment efforts such as community strategic planning, industrial parks, tax incentives, and other attraction strategies.
Activities targeted at existing firms, such as job retention efforts.
Encourage the expansion of existing firms. There is a reason why those firms have located in your community in the first place.
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.