Organizations that are engaged in transactions involving the creation, liquidation or change in ownership of financial assets and/or facilitating financial transactions.
Programs that provide technical assistance, financing and a wide variety of other services that support the attraction, expansion and retention of local businesses, assure their competitiveness and help them remain as assets to the local economy.
Organizations that perform any of a wide variety of routine support tasks for businesses and, in some cases, the general public which may include graphic or industrial design services, telephone call centre services (e.g., e-commerce order taking, event registration, help desk support, telephone answering, telemarketing), temporary help services, public/private mail services, document copying services and other similar forms of assistance.
Programs that monitor and analyze the current housing environment in a community and provide support for the development, finance, management and preservation of a mix of decent, safe and affordable housing for individuals and families of all income levels. Housing development programs improve the livability of communities, expand home ownership opportunities, build a strong tax base, encourage safe streets and empower neighbourhoods and communities to flourish.
Programs that acquire and/or redevelop property in a community with the objective of providing an affordable, safe, sanitary and pleasant place for people to live and work while at the same time attracting private investment in business and industry. Redevelopment programs clear slums and renew or rehabilitate old housing and other structures in blighted and depressed sections of the community, provide for commercial development, offer tax incentives and take other steps to revitalize urban and rural areas.
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees and other forms of management and financial support for individuals or groups who want to develop or expand the operation of businesses that are located in particular areas (e.g., in rural areas, in a particular region of the country).
Programs which ensure that discoveries, innovations, inventions and improvements, especially those developed within the space program or through other programs using public dollars, are shared with private industry, academic institutions and government organizations at all levels.
Programs that provide tourism marketing and development strategies for local communities. Also included are programs that provide incentives for the development or expansion of tourist facilities, usually cultural or historic sites, areas of scenic beauty or distinctive natural phenomena, theme parks, amusement parks, venues for theatrical or music productions, botanical gardens, and cultural and educational centres.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.