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The Future of
Cities, Communities,
& Companies
After 2020 

Recent events have caused thousands of leading civic and business leaders to call for a redesign of our economic system that uses the best of capitalism (while leaving the worst behind) to create communities and cities that are fully inclusive, more resilient, and economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. 

What most of then are unaware of is that twelve years ago we started designing Impact Economics, which is a self-funding, community-based economic model that achieves all of the above and more while turning entitlement into empowerment. Having just completed a 6-year, in community live pilot in Charleston, SC, we have now proven beyond any doubt that the model works, and it could not be a better time to start scaling it across the country. 

This website provides in-depth detail of how Impact Economics works, it's genesis, and how every stakeholder and segment within a community benefits. We believe the quote below sums it all up. 

"As the world starts to talk about developing new community based economic systems using inclusive capitalism, In Place Impact has already done it. Furthermore, they have tested their model of Impact Economics for almost a decade, proven that it works, and are giving 6,000 people the opportunity to deploy it in their own communities"

~ Lawrence Bloom

Secretary-General, Be Earth, 

A United Nations IGO

If the first half of 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we must expedite the rate at which we make our cities, communities, and corporations more inclusive and resilient. No longer can we ignore any segment of society or stakeholder group within a community, and we must stop leaving it to happenchance that a positive impact for one segment results in a positive impact for all other segments.


Twelve years ago, the Founder of our company chose to make it his mission to develop a new, self-funding economic model where he insisted that inclusion for every community segment and stakeholder was paramount, where every stakeholder would benefit, where when one benefits all benefit, and where empowerment replaces entitlement.  He further insisted that the model had to be placed-based, driven by inclusive capitalism and that it be implemented by people living in the communities that wanted to adopt it. We invite you to learn more about him and his work here, Stuart Williams.


After two successful, real-word pilots (the latter lasting almost 6-years in Charleston, SC), we are now introducing Impact Economics to the world, and not a moment too soon.


Impact Economics helps communities become fully inclusive and far more resilient resulting in places that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for ALL residents. Once adopted and embedded, Impact Economics empowers any resident to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable community and future.


It does this by helping:


  • Corporations to increase revenues, profits, brand equity values, and employee and customer retention rates while driving positive impact on their employees, communities, and the natural environments that surround them

  • City/municipal/state governments to create communities that are socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable for all residents and, to help businesses expand while hiring people from their marginalized community segments

  • Educational institutions to embed and expand Impact Studies via the award-winning ImpactX class and syllabus

  • Students to help them design for-profit innovations purposed to solve community-based social, environmental, and economic problems

  • ALL community residents to be empowered to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future

  • Impact entrepreneurs to build innovations purposed to Make a Profit While Making a Difference

  • Impact investors to find and fund community born Impact Innovations

  • Not-for-profits to help with their financial and human asset requirements

  • Marginalized community segments to increase economic vibrancy within them, thereby starting the eradication of the effects of poverty


Once established, Impact Economics allows for the natural flow of increased economic vibrancy through the entire community ecosystem. Our work is based on a two-year global study, a summary of which we invite you to review here.


What has been tried to date has not worked and hence it is time for a new model, one that carries the best of capitalism forward, while adding new innovations to it and leaving the worst of it behind.


Welcome to In Place Impact and Impact Economics, there may never have been a more important time in many of our lives to embrace change and we are here to help you make it in any way we can.

Impact Economics

An economy where all stakeholders are represented. Proven initiatives are implemented for each to benefit, but when one “benefits” it is not left to happenchance that ALL “benefit”.


Every resident has the opportunity to participate in and personally benefit from the creation of a sustainable future.

EI : Educational Institutions
S : Students
CR : ALL Community Residents
IE : Impact Entrepreneurs
II : Impact Investors
CO : Corporations
NFP : Not for Profits
G : Governments
CS : ALL Community Segments

Visit us in Charleston, SC to See it Live 

 "To date, most initiatives have been driven by philanthropy or government programs, hence we have been fighting economics with charity.

That is a battle that at least as of 2020 cannot be won"

Charleston SC is the epicenter for Impact Economics, and after a 6 year real-world, live-test pilot, we are now scaling the program across the world. 

In Charleston, Impact Economics provides the following community stakeholders with a seat at the "circular economy table":

  • Educational Institutions

  • Students

  • Impact Entrepreneurs

  • Impact Investors

  • Corporations

  • Not-for-profits

  • City, Municipal, State, and National Governments

  • ALL Community Residents

  • ALL Community segments

  • The Environment

We are using Inclusive Capitalism to create a community-based (in place) economy where:

  • Economic vibrancy is increased in each and every segment of a community

  • Corporations become more profitable

  • People are empowered to create a better quality of life

  • The effects of poverty begin to be eradicated purely through the use of business and economics 

  • Every community resident can participate in and personally benefit from the drive to create a sustainable future

  • Not a single entity is asked to donate anything

  • Capital flow chokepoints are unlocked

  • No segments within the community are demonized 

  • Every community segment has a direct "line of sight" to the others so that misleading narratives can be changed

  • Communities can become economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable for all residents

  • Everything is done In-Place, and the beneficial results remain In-Place

  • Increases in economic vibrancy remain In-Place

  • Local people build their own companies to help every stakeholder within their communities

  • Success is politically agnostic, and it is not left to happenchance that all stakeholders and every socioeconomic segment of a community benefit

Impact Economics helps communities become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for ALL of its residents. 

A Global Footprint
With Local Impact
Impact Economics is designed to annually deliver (if viewing on desktop hover over each box):
All Achieved Through Business and Economics 
An Empowerment Economic
Model for Everyone
New York * Charleston * London

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