Economic and Rural Development

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Revitalize your community through the resources listed here. Use this page as a starting point for your rural development needs.



Spotlights

The White House Rural Council

United States White House.

 Job creation and economic development are the focus areas outlined by the council.


Rural Main street: Copyright IsotckPhotos 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."


Main Street Sign: Copyright iStock Photos Need Rural Facts? Try the 2013 Edition of Rural America at a Glance

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.



Main street in a small town: Copyright iStock Photos Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

USDA. Economic Research Service.

 Tool to identify rural areas of the United States.


Tree-lined street: Copyright iStock Photos 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 Main Street businesses: Copyright iStock Photos 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."


Economic Development

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
1-800-927-1115
Fax: (402) 474-7672
E-mail: info@heartlandcenter.info

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.


RuralUSA

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."