What does community economic development have to do with the Social Economy? What does the Social Economy have to do with CED? Much, argues Mike Lewis. To stem the flight of wealth, people, and power from marginalized towns and neighbourhoods, CED strategies embrace an array of initiatives that touch on the lives of residents both socially and economically. Social Economy engages and empowers people by fostering enterprises rooted in principles of democracy, solidarity, and citizenship. These are two distinct, yet complementary approaches to revitalization, and their practitioners would do well to combine forces - now - to create a policy and institutional environment friendly to both.