Could civic engagement be a key to economic development? In a story for the Huffington Post, Peter Levine discusses a study that explored the connection between civic engagement and a community's economic well-being.  A key finding: “The more civic engagement, the less unemployment.” The study identified volunteering, group membership and attending meetings as valuable forms of civic engagement, among other activities. The report ends by stating that there is "plausibility to the thesis that civic health matters for economic resilience." You can read the full article and the study HERE