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Lessons from the Field: Rural & Indigenous Leadership for Opportunity Youth

Takeaways from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions fall convening valuable for equitable rural development

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Ensuring Rural Communities Welcome Everyone

Resources and best practices to ensure that each and every person is welcomed to the community, feels connected, and is able to exercise and influence power in community decision-making.

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A Thrive Rural Reflection: Assets at the Local and Systems levels

Many resources center asset-framing as primarily a household-level and local issue. But what is the systems-level responsibility for acting on assets?

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Learning Through Convening: Top Conferences for Rural Prosperity

Check out some top conferences focused on advancing equitable rural prosperity.

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Ten Media Sources Focused on Rural Communities and Native Nations

Check out our roundup of ten media sources highlighting important issues about and to rural communities and Native nations.

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What is the Community Prosperity Approach?

An equitable community prosperity approach seeks to improve health and economic outcomes for rural communities, not simply to preserve their current status.

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Changing the Narrative: Building Trust Through Rural Media

Insights on how we can promote accurate rural narratives and increase local media to build trust and new relationships across geography.

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Charging Ahead: Rural Workforce For Clean Energy and Electric Vehicles

With the recent funding boost and equity lenses in mind, we’ve highlighted two ways climate and infrastructure policies offer exciting opportunities for rural.

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Four Learnings to Improve Rural Capital and Credit Access

What are some of the major capital and credit trends right now for rural practitioners?

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Support Local Efforts for Eastern Kentucky

See our curated list of local resources and organizations aiding relief and recovery in Eastern Kentucky.

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Rural Outdoor Recreation Economies: Challenges and Opportunities

Outdoor recreation is driving new opportunities for local communities in many rural places. See ways to do economic development differently with rural recreation economies.

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Four Community-Centered Takeaways from Aspen Ideas Festival

Driving around my hometown of Truckee, California, I reflect on my time at the Aspen Ideas Festival this past week...