US Economy

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”...

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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Building an Infrastructure of Care

This week, the White House announced its support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, hailing it as, “the largest long-term investment...

Shelter in Rural Places: Facing Rural Housing Challenges in the Unfolding Pandemic

May. 26th, 2021, 2PM

Resources from the event: Download the Event Presentation: ROADS CHILDCARE PPT Corrine Hendrickson’s Handout: PDG NEEDS ASSESSMENT Barb Fabre’s Handout: FIRST CHILDREN FIRST...

For Our Clean Energy Economy Future, It’s Time to Tap Rural Innovation

Rural communities are integral to our nation’s economy, culture, history, and the environmental services that we all depend on. Yet...

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...

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...

In Search of “Good” Rural Data: Measuring Rural Prosperity

Economic and demographic data drive research, policy development, distribution of government resources, and private investment decisions. But many of the...

Rural Development Hubs Report

This report focuses on the role — and aggregates the wisdom — of a specific set of intermediaries that are doing development differently in rural America. We focus on Rural Development Hubs because they are main players advancing an asset-based, wealth-building, approach to rural community and economic development.

Place-Based Shareholder Engagement: Where Community and Corporate Purpose Meet

Last week, the Business Roundtable, a powerhouse collective voice for business interests, released a new statement redefining corporate “purpose.” In it, they...

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...

Hand in Hand: Community Economic Development in Tupelo (1999)

It would be easy, contemplating the riveting story of Tupelo’s growth since 1940, to imagine that it is unique, engendered...