Economic Development

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This Is What Capacity Looks Like: Building Development Muscle in Rural and Native Nation Communities

Nov. 30th, 2021, 3PM

It is often said that rural and tribal communities and organizations need more capacity to fully engage or solve problems in their regions. But what, exactly, equals “capacity”?

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Shared Prosperity: Building Power Towards an Equitable Rural Economy

Oct. 13th, 2021, 11AM

Building power and capacity within groups on the economic and social margins is a crucial component for strong, healthy and economically diverse rural communities.

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Investing in Infrastructure: Rural Strategies for Building and Maintaining Healthy Local Economies

Aug. 16th, 2021, 3PM

Download the Event Presentation: ROADS INFRASTRUCTURE EVENT PRESENTATION Speaker Resources American Society of Civil Engineers Resources 2021 Report Card for America’s...

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Ground Truth from Rural Practitioners

Every day, organizations are working hard to improve the economy and livelihoods of residents in rural and tribal communities in...

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Measure Up: A Call to Action

Today, we have a generational opportunity to strengthen prosperity and equity in communities and Native nations across the rural United...

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Annotated List of Resources for Measuring Rural Development Progress

This Annotated List of Resources for Measuring Rural Development Progress is part of Measure Up: A Call to Action. It was developed and...

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Measure Up: A Call to Action — Executive Summary

This is the Executive Summary for Measure Up: A Call to Action. It highlights six principles for measuring rural development progress to...

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What (and Who) Counts? Defining Rural Development Success

There are no easy solutions for the many challenges that rural Americans face, but it’s clear that rural communities themselves...

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Supporting EDA Reauthorization

For over a year, Aspen CSG has been leading work with Reimagining Rural Assistance Network (RRAN). RRAN is a focused,...

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Thrive Rural Framework Overview

The Thrive Rural Framework is a new tool to help you take stock, target action, and gauge progress on rural prosperity. We...

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Thrive Rural Framework: Foundational Element

The Thrive Rural Framework is a new tool to help you take stock, target action, and gauge progress on rural prosperity. We...

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Thrive Rural Framework: Local-Level Building Blocks

The Thrive Rural Framework is a new tool to help you take stock, target action, and gauge progress on rural prosperity. We...