Executive Summary

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Executive Summary

Rose Community Development Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "Rose" or "The Corporation") is the first Community Economic Development effort undertaken by Native Americans for Native American that uses the economic principles of the East Asian Economic Developmental State and the principles of modern physics and applied mathematics as exemplified in chaos and complexity theory. The application of complexity and chaos theories, coupled with the Wall Street method of developing economic models around existing economic activities, supplants the failed approach of applying social theories to address economic needs. Economic models are developed in the same fashion that the physical sciences model the behavior of nature from the subatomic to the macroscopic.

We do not ignore the role of culture and institutions in this analysis. Quite the contrary, we draw heavily on rational choice theory, neo-institutionalism, and perhaps most importantly on the work of Masahiko Aoki, Hyung-ki Kim and Masahiro Okuno- Fujiwara in the field of comparative institutional analysisWe have also advantaged ourselves of the results of the Harvard Project on Indian Economic Development to explore the role of institutions, sovereignty and culture on Indian economic development and have used many of these modern research findings to inform our economic development program.

However, unlike traditional economic development programs, we are not solely or even mainly focused on micro-enterprises and cooperatives. Rather, we have developed a business model, which differs from traditional models in three critical ways.

First, the Rose model is investment driven rather than grant or philanthropically driven. Through the use of the blended value proposition and other emerging financial management techniques, we seek a blend of return on investment and social responsibility.

Second, our model draws upon social capital and socially responsible investment in a structured fashion. The new model, which we have developed following the insights of comparative institutional analysis, turns to these investment sources for patient capital. The use of this capital is for the targeted creation and acceleration of sustainable economic activity across the entire range of enterprise scale. In targeting, developing and accelerating enterprise growth, the Corporation uses a business model rather than a social theory model and builds its businesses upon scientific principles of modern strategic management.

Third, we exploit "economies of agglomeration" by using scientific insights from chaos and complexity theory as well as non-equilibrium economics to structure mutually reinforcing value clusters across various levels and scales of investment.

Rose also fosters innovative educational projects and programs. As a 501(c) (3) Indian corporation, directed and managed by experienced and well educated Indian people and guided by Indian values, the Corporation is dedicated to the building of sustainable, self-sufficient, independent sovereign Indian nations and to the educational processes which this effort requires. Our program extends from macro level enterprises, such as the proposed "Cyber-Rez", electronically linking all Native Americans, to a variety of educational programs and projects. These latter include workforce training, using cultural sensitivity to achieve Six Sigma quality control and economies of flexible manufacturing as well as management training courses and seminars designed to incorporate the latest advances in management science into Native American enterprises.

Finally, the Company will offer executive education and Tribal Leadership seminars and programs designed to share the economic, legal and scientific knowledge upon which we have drawn for the purpose of creating sustainable economic enterprises through the efficient allocation, concentration and preservation of Indian resources, by Indian nations for the use of Indian nations.