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.
Rural America at a Glance 2012 Report from Economic Research Service
United States Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
"Rural America At A Glance, 2012 Edition highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas for use in developing policies and programs to assist rural areas. This year's edition focuses on the U.S. rural economy, including employment trends, poverty, and population trends."
Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Tool to identify rural areas of the United States.
Information for Sustainable Communities
US Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library. Rural Information Center.
Find resoruces on and for sustainable communities in rural areas.
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.
Community Affairs in the Federal Reserve System
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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.
National Association of Towns and Townships
National Association of Towns and Townships.
National Rural Development Partnership
USDA. Rural Development.
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."