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New Partnerships for Industrial Efficiency and Growth: Selected Best Practices

Report presents four of the most progressive industrial energy-efficiency programs in order to provide insight for future programs.

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WealthWorks: A Powerful Tool for Thriving Rural Places

WealthWorks is an approach to doing economic development differently that inspired and continues to inform the Thrive Rural Framework. Learn more about the WealthWorks approach.

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Jobs & Workforce Development

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Rural Workforce 2000: Skill Upgrading and the Rural Economy, 1970-2000

Report seeks to address the importance of upgrading the skill levels of rural works to match the skill levels of available jobs.

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What’s in it for rural? Accessing rural resources in the IIJA, CHIPs, and IRA

Jan. 31st, 2024, 2PM

Join this webinar to hear opportunities that are most significant to rural communities in this historic legislation and what can help unlock investment to meet their needs.

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Strengthen Local Ownership and Influence

Businesses, institutions, organizations, and resources critical to the community and its future are owned locally and/or directed and advised by the full range of community members who have a stake in their durability and success.

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Rural Telecommunications Meeting Summary

Summary of meeting of telecommunications and rural development professionals from across the United States held to review the status of rural telecommunications and to recommend courses of action to advance the field.

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Naturally Balanced: What does it take to steward the land and grow rural prosperity?

Rural and Native communities have been stewarding the land for generations. Many are using new ways of growing nature and...

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Poverty Research and Policy for Rural America

Paper argues that researchers and policymakers should take what was then a renewed interest in poverty and welfare reform to direct increased attention to rural poverty.

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Communities Need Safe Drinking Water: A Rural Environmental Justice Case Study

This short case study has insights on what will it take for rural communities to drive their own clean water solutions and breaks down the structural challenges that keep rural communities from accessing clean water solutions.

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Rural Data for Analysis and Change

Federal and state governments collect and provide a wide range of readily available critical data on rural place, economy and population conditions, and outcomes at the sub-county level – down to census tracts.

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Branch Plants and Rural Development in the Age of Globalization

Book provides insight into changing status of branch firm manufacturing in rural areas in light of increasing globalization trends.