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Stakeholder definition

I keep hearing the term, "stakeholder." What is that? 
A stakeholder is a person that has an interest (stake) in a project or organization, like a business.

Stakeholders can include employees, internal teams, customers, vendors and even members of the surrounding community or local economy who are affected by business decisions. 
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