C3 is a tool that can support governmental economic stimulation programs
With the credit crisis causing an overall diminishing of commercial activities, governments are the ones that will have to re-stimulate markets back into functioning. However the injection of most monetary stimuli tend to slip away towards far away markets or are added to the mass of frozen assets inside the banks. More than ever, governments now need to stimulate social trade and ensure that the purchasing power introduced will indeed strengthen the social and economic fabric of the intended group in society.
C3 methodology allows additional circulation and cheap credit, such as is being currently demonstrated by the government of Uruguay using the C3 methodology to enlarge its outreach to the rural areas that have taken the worst blows from economic downturns and lack of credit.
In addition, the Cylos software that is running the C3 can calculate the 'age' of money and with that knowledge rules can be introduced to guarantee that the purchasing power will circulate sufficiently before it leaves that economic subgroup.
By putting the national currency available for development or credit expansion in the bank and having a corresponding quantity of exchange credits circulating within the C3 Circuit (Network), STRO has been able to demonstrate a practical method for the development of under-served communities within a country.