The new economy is rising all around us. Farmers' markets. Car sharing. B Corporations. Impact investing. Barter networks. The sharing economy. Community supported agriculture. Local currencies. Worker-owned cooperatives. Local investment clubs. Heard of any of these? The reality is that the new economy, boosted by 21st-century communications and other technologies, is everywhere we look. America is awash with new models of wealth creation, new institutions, new ideas, and new cultural patterns—and together, it adds up to something significant. Certainly, there is much work to be done. But it’s clear that our local economies and communities wouldn’t be as strong as they are today without the incredible models of cooperation and resource sharing that are now emerging at all levels, taking people from hopelessness to hope.