MD-32: Military Communities still need Makerspace Development


mil-communitiesIt is hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the last time we talked about makerspace development and the potential it has to help military communities.

Back in 2014, the driving force was the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

Today, it’s the strengthening dollar and the potential it could cause an economic slowdown.

So-called “hot money” is moving into US financial markets, which is strengthening the dollar. Without any safeguards, this kind of money tends to heat up a domestic economy then leave at the first signs of inflation.

The hard truth. This is the kind of scenario that Makerspace Development was meant to mitigate. In this scenario, the overall business climate causes returning veterans who have recently found jobs to be released.

The only way for communities to counter this cycle is to encourage more makerspace development. Business cycles come and go. And there is no way to fully guard against the negative outcomes of a changing business climate.

For the record: Nothing about earning a living is ever easy for most Americans. Be they civilians or returning veterans. However, makerspace development provides military communities with the tools they need to at least survive on their own terms.

Zachary Alexander

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