social capital, community, network
What makes a community a desirable place to live? While the answer may have to do with re¬sources, location, size, or jobs, people ultimately enjoy living where they feel connected and included. Social capital is that network of connections among individuals and organizations in a community, and even between communities themselves (fig. 1). Basically, social capital is the glue that holds a community together.
Freuchte, Kari, "Social Capital: The Glue That Holds a Community Together" (2011). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 514.