Coming Out of the Shadows: The Changing Face of Rural Development in the South

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Report examines general trends in Southern economic development policy over the last five years in order to establish the context within rural development policies and programs are taking place.

Findings show that no states economic development plan is able to adequately meet the issues of local need and global competition. Report provides general policy recommendations (i.e., goal setting and developing more tangible measures of success)

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group