Economic and Rural Development--Case Studies


road and railroad crossing in small town: Copyright iStock Photos Small Town Big Ideas: Case Studies in Small Town Economic Development (PDF | 3.77 MB)

Community & Economic Development Program. School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

December 2008.  "Case studies documenting innovative practices in small town development."

Vibrant Rural Communities Case Studies Series

National Association of Development Organizations.

"The NADO Research Foundation’s Vibrant Rural Communities case studies series highlights how rural regions and small towns across the country are growing local and regional economies and creating stronger communities."

Success Measures Data System

NeighborWorks® America.

A fee is required to use this database, a outcome of the Success Measures Project of the Development Leadership Network, the McAuley Institute and others from 1997-2004.

Wind Energy for Rural Economic Development (PDF | 1.1 MB)

United States Department of Energy.


U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Success Stories

USDA. Rural Development.

Listing of success stories.