Helping Solve Personal, Community, National and Global Ultimate Destiny Success Puzzles!

Establishing a National Network of
Community Economic Development (CED)
Benefit Corporations and B Corps

Expanding the Circle of Success for Addressing Social, Economic and Environmental Challenges by Combining the Principles and Practices of Community Economic Development (CED) with the Benefit Corporation
Model and Crowd Funding Provisions of the JOBS Act to Help Foster Innovation, Collaboration, Job Creation and Sustainable Communities

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California Community Economic Development Benefit Corporation

The California Community Economic Development Benefit Corporation, Inc. was incorporated on May 29, 2012. The stated purposes include promoting the application of CED principles and practices, fostering the incorporation of additional CED Benefit Corporations throughout the State of California and helping foster innovation, collaboration, job creation and sustainable communities. The initial board members are Rev. Dr. Les Turner and Rev. Dr. Audrey Turner from Julian, CA and Charles Betterton, MSCED, from Sedona, AZ.

We are in the process of inviting individuals, non-profit organizations and companies involved in any facet of Community Economic  Development and who live in and or have interests in the State of California to  join with us in establishing CED Benefit Corporations in the State.  If you would like to participate, or would like more information, please contact Charles Betterton at 760-212-9931 or  by email at 

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For more information, please contact Charles Betterton at 760-212-9931 or

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Learn about B Corps at Learn about Benefit Corporations at

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California State Seal

Status: Passed

Sponsors: Assemblymember Huffman

Legislation: AB361

Key Supporters: American Sustainble Business Council, Jonathan Storper, Donald Simon, John MontgomerySVNSB-CalNew Voice of Business, Green Chamber of Commerce, Green AmericaCAMEOCACBuild It GreenASBCACECACBay Area CouncilMontgomery & HansenHansonBridgett ,, Patagonia, RSF Financial and Green Seal.   

Quotes/Testimony: Silicon Valley Leadership Group