Local Development

Carna Resources is a group of business-to-business and Research to Practice Partnerships (RPP).   The Carna Group provides place-based incubator and capacity building services for nimble career management and micro businesses network development.   Carna RPPs empowers professional enterprise and entrepreneurship with high quality opensource technology and PlexLearning engagement for sustainable business development solutions in both rural village and urban neighborhood communities where, thriving in-place is affirmed to be equally important as having success at scale.

Cost sharing benefits from our partnerships include appropriate technologies, on-demand capacity, professional services, reliable markets, career pivoting, and enterprise back-office support.   Our RPPs with private, academic, and government sectors fill important gaps, and remove barriers in knowledge economies between formal education, informal learning, workforce development, and meaningful careers.   Read More


PlexLearning Engagements  

PlexLearning engagements allow local micro businesses to maximize net benefits technologies offer while minimizing risks these new technologies bring.   PlexLearning preserves local accumulated knowledge capacity and technical-skills traditions with deep dialogues in trusted neighborhood spaces that enable people to participate in the transformation of their world.

Accessible spaces with reliable knowledge exchange and affirming technical skills development offer cost-reduction and business scaffolding benefits that allow local micro businesses, entrepreneurs, and their business partners, to remain competitive.   These benefits include repurposing available resources into useful formats.   PlexLearning engagements encourage proximal learning of best practices, and help people think for themselves as they navigate ebbs and flows from changing circumstances, new markets, and competing interests.

PlexLearning is a culture of life-long, continuous, and purposeful learning in trusted local spaces to energize economic activities, and fill quality of life development gaps among micro-businesses, in ways not possible when working alone.   Read More 


Research to Practice Partnerships

Our Research to Practice Partnerships (RPP) allow professionals with shared interest in urban neighborhood, and rural village, communities to safely bring appropriate research resources, and trusted expertise to local economic and quality of life development.   RPPs integrate experiences, trust, and expectations of all stakeholder into welcoming and affirming long-term community development programs that help protect against predatory agencies, financial entrapment, and chronic hopelessness.

RPP programs enable people with shared interests in local communities to manage transformation of their world at different stages of life, career, and vocation.   These programs help people stay relevant, hopeful, and purposefully engaged in shaping policies, governance, economic, and quality of life development notwithstanding disparate situations in which they find themselves.    Read More