social capital, community, network
What makes a community a desirable place to live? While the answer may have to do with resources, 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.