rural economy

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Native Nation Building: It Helps Rural America Thrive

This second in the Thrive Rural Field Perspectives series shows that when tribes center sovereignty, Indigenous institutions and culture in...

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Turning Points: Doing Rural Development Differently

This book chapter highlights six action principles to “do economic development differently”—principles that shifts from the risky “winner takes all”...

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Rural Development: A Scan of Field Practice and Trends

What must happen for economic development to foster a more prosperous, healthier, equitable and environmentally sustainable rural America? This scan...

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The Electoral College and the Rural-Urban Divide

In the last two election cycles, much has been written and said about the disproportionate influence that rural voters and...

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Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Rural America

There are no easy solutions to the challenges facing rural America, but the pandemic and calls for racial justice have...

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Championing Rural Initiative: The Rural Development Innovation Group at Four Years

Over the past four years, the Rural Development Innovation Group has identified and highlighted what’s working in rural community and...

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A Few Things to Know About Rural America

Knowing what is true about rural places and people is a challenge. Too often, people lump all of rural America...

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Introducing Thrive Rural: Connecting Rural Development, Health and Opportunity

One in five people in the U.S. lives in a rural or tribal community. Many rural places are dynamic and...

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Rural Development Hubs Executive Summary

In this brief we preview initial topline findings from the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group’s interviews with more than 40...