Characteristic 5: A safe and resilient community has economic opportunities. It has diverse range of employment opportunities, income and financial services. It is flexible, resourceful and has the capacity to accept uncertainty and respond (proactively) to change.
Focus: Economic Assets
Employment and Income
· is entrepreneurial
· is working longer/harder hours; take greater risks
· has workers who take a job with lower pay than skills
· offers the ability to take alternative employment
Savings and Contingency Fund
· has savings or can access grants and loans
The community can make investments, has insurance and diverse business/industries.
Topics to support a community’s economic opportunities:Food SecurityRisk Transfer