Staff

Zach FriedZach Fried
Western MA & New York City

From two decades’ experience, Zach can distinguish technology’s good intentions from what actually works. As founder of tech consultancy nycmac.com and former studio manager of a large NYC creative agency, he’s honed best practices for varied work environments.

His master’s degree in Environmental Psychology aids in the transfer of knowledge, information, and practical skill sets. As a web developer, graphic designer and photographer, Zach brings creative energy, functionality, and polish to all his clients’ projects.

Why Local Prosperity?

We're passionate about improving local communities. Our mission: strengthening human capital and related resources that revitalize the places we live and work.

How? We solve problems, breaking down technical and functional obstacles so businesses can focus on their core competencies. We help organizations communicate their value proposition, implementing sound strategies to help them prosper.

By building out the potential of local establishments, we help them to thrive, hire locally, and improve the resiliency of their cities and towns.

Our engagements focus on skill building, strategy, and technical assistance, leading to self-sufficiency

Amy AnselmoAmy Anselmo
Southern VT

Amy brings people together. Being technically gifted as well as people-minded, she helps clients and friends alike stay grounded in their communities as they work — and through their work.

Her emphasis on collaboration helps keep people connected in real life as work patterns and methods increasingly rely on new technologies.

An accomplished artist and media specialist, Amy co-runs the Threshold Collaborative, an oral history program that inspires social and community improvement. Her latest endeavor is Livin' Local, a social media arts hub that connects community events in real time using cloud-based technologies.

When local businesses can’t hire, our cities and towns suffer. This stunts community development on all levels, making places less vibrant and desirable to live and work in. Without a thriving downtown, money is often spent at national chains and big box stores, who offer mostly low wage jobs while moving profits away.

On the other hand, when households can meet their daily needs downtown, money stays in the community, works there, and makes a difference.

Eighty percent of small businesses fail within 18 months (source: Bloomberg Business). Research has also taught us why. Turning the problem on its head, what key factors help drive success?

  1. Being deeply in touch with your customers.
  2. Being truly unique and different in the market.
  3. Communicating value propositions clearly, concisely, and compellingly.
  4. Good decision making and leadership.
  5. A good fit between the product and market.