Thrive Rural Framework: Local-Level Building Blocks

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The Thrive Rural Framework is a new tool to help you take stock, target action, and gauge progress on rural prosperity. We invite everyone involved in rural development — from local leaders to investors and philanthropists to state and national policymakers — to use this tool to spark new ways of thinking and acting to move communities, regions, and systems toward producing more widespread and equitable rural prosperity, health, and well-being.

This piece of the framework, the Local-Level Building Blocks, includes conditions on the ground in rural places and regions that individual rural communities or regions can act on by themselves. Each Building Block (A-J) is necessary because it has an impact on being able to achieve more widespread and equitable rural prosperity.

To better visualize and digest the different layers involved in the framework, we created a series of documents that together showcase the entire framework: 

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group