Revitalize your community through the resources listed here. Use this page as a starting point for your rural development needs.
Economic and Rural Development
The White House Rural Council
United States White House.
Job creation and economic development are the focus areas outlined by the council.
Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Tool to identify rural areas of the United States.
Need Rural Facts? Try the 2014 Edition of Rural America at a Glance
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Amber Waves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources and Rural America
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
"Stay connected with the Amber Waves app for tablets. Subscribe to the quarterly magazine on iTunes or Google Play."
State and Local Government Information
Library of Congress. Serial and Government Publications Division. Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.
Rural Economy & Population
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Topical area that includes Business & Industry; Employment and Education; Natural Amenities; Population & Migration; Rural Classifications; Rural Development Policy; Rural Poverty & Well-being information.
Association for Community Design
Association for Community Design.
Canadian Rural Information Service
Government of Canada.
Downtown Economic Development Tools
University of Wisconsin. Cooperative Extension Service. The Center for Community and Economic Development.
"This web site is, "designed to help local business leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and economic development professionals understand the changing marketplace and identify business and real estate development opportunities that are both realistic and sensible for the downtowns in their communities."
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
"The community development function within the Federal Reserve promotes fair and informed access to financial markets for communities and individuals, recognizing the particular needs of underserved populations."
Community Development Society
Community Development Society.
Corporation for Enterprise Development
Corporation for Enterprise Development.
National Association of Counties
National Association of Counties.
National Association of Development Organizations
National Association of Development Organizations.
National Association of Regional Councils
National Association of Regional Councils.
Rural Development Leadership Network
Rural Development Leadership Network.
Smart Growth Online
Sustainable Communities Network. Smart Growth Network.
"Works to encourage development that serves the economy, community and the environment."
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Heartland Center for Leadership Development
The Heartland Center for Leadership Development.
Programs range from workshops for small town leadership groups through multi-year projects assessing the impact of national community development models.
- Heartland Center for Leadership Development
3110 N. 40th Street, Suite A
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504
Fax: (402) 474-7672
Area Development Online - State Incentives Database
Area Development Magazine.
Asset-Based Community Development Institute
Northwestern University. Institute for Policy Research. Community Development Program.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
Community and Rural Development Institute
Community and Rural Development Institute.
Institute for Rural America.
"Whether you live in town or in the country, you enjoy the harvest of those living and working in rural America. And we have much to enjoy and appreciate."
Community Tool Box
University of Kansas.