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Commentary: Challenging Everything We Know about Funding as a Path to Thriving Rural Communities

In an op-ed for Daily Yonder, Bonita Robertson-Hardy of the Community Strategies Group writes on how rural communities, funders, and other stakeholders’ approach to economic development can mean the difference between success and stagnation.

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Coal and Economic Development: A Series of Reports

Report examines coal production, productivity and employment trends in the United States, Appalachia, and eastern and western Kentucky between 1975 and 1984.

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Designing Scalable Co-Funding Solutions for Broadband and Digital Equity

Resources and learnings for rural communities to participate in the new federal funding available for high-speed broadband internet.

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Build Momentum

Communities and regions, no matter their starting points, produce and celebrate the small wins and steady progress that fuel hope and persistence.

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Black Female-Headed Families in the Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan South: A Profile of Their Economic Status

Report examines growing number of African American female-headed families in the United States.

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The Rural Data Portal

The Rural Data Portal is a simple, easy-to-use online resource that provides essential information on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States.

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Agenda: Rural Telecommunications Initiative Advisory Committee Meeting; Rural Telecommunications Initiative Request for Proposal

Initiative entails computer and information technology training to many rural community-based organizations that do not have access.

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Funding Rural Futures: Call to Action

What it will take to make more flexible and responsive funding available to organizations serving low-income and persistent poverty rural regions?