interesting question, but....
there is usually a reason for the high unemployment rate of a given area, and the factors are endless. Consider
- level of education
- other skill sets through experience, training - and are they transferable
- state of infrastructure
- location and transportation
- relative competitive access to materials or other input factors
- pay scale levels of the demographic
- age of demographic and participation in the work force
- policies of municipal & state gov`ts w respect to taxing businesses, employment
- sources and availability of risk capital
There is little a single entrepreneur can do to address many of these factors. Having said that, there is some benefit to banding together for lobbying for changes in policy, there is a benefit to sharing advice and experience, and pooling of ventures to spread risks through diversification can help (but this needs a fairly intricate legal arrangement).
If one wanted to see examples of using some of these levers to address this problem, I would urge you to look at the South Korean and Irish examples, and the success of micro-finance projects. With sensible tax policy, supportive groups for micro-credit startups, a half wise intelligent education program - a great deal can be done. The key to this is organizing. Good luck
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