It's just getting started.
It's being developed by the people at Mikorizal Software, in collaboration with invited communities who are working on local economic development.
Here's a story about the Nova Scotia fisheries group, our first serious bunch of users, and how we all worked together to add features to the software and model their community at the same time.
If you want to participate, or have questions, please send us an email.
Our goal is to develop a system where intelligent and dedicated - but non-expert - people can work together to analyze and then improve their own local economies.
The idea is that by defining, modeling, and gathering data to see the local economic picture as it is, people in an area can do what-if's, and identify gaps and opportunities. Then organize and act on the knowledge.
We start with resource flow models of local economic clusters, then add a lot of features for economic analysis and visualization. So far, that means resource maps, radial graphs, network and resource flow diagrams, function-resource tables, gap analysis and value-added reports. Lots more to come.
You can take a feature tour here.
After analysis, we want to assist in planning and formation of local economic networks. For example, we want to provide features to help develop proposals and business plans.
Then we can provide software for administering local economic networks. We've already see done a lot of that.