For decades the migration pattern in America has been from rural to urban areas. Currently, there is a countertrend with some of America’s city residents moving to rural communities. New resident attraction is a development opportunity but also a necessity for many rural communities. Download our guide for strategies to capture these opportunities and listen to the accompanying podcast episode!
All rural communities have visitor attraction development potential. Many rural communities have destination tourism opportunities. Our newest paper and podcast episode explores entrepreneurial opportunities for visitor attraction and how rural communities can diversify their economies through tourism.
These days, America seems so divided and rural America is becoming increasingly marginalized. This paper explores the causes of this marginalization and its impact on economic development. We also highlight a big opportunity for communities willing to confront its issues around marginalization to improve prosperity for all. Accompanying this paper is a podcast episode on the topic. For even more info on this topic, check out this month's newsletter.
How can an Entrepreneurial Development Organization move toward e-ecosystem building? Explore how The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is doing it in southwestern New Hampshire by downloading this case story and listening to this podcast episode with founder Mary Ann Kristiansen.
We provide a deep dive into this under-recognized development opportunity for rural America. Be sure to listen to the accompanying podcast episode for additional input and advice on this topic!
Learn how to bring transparency and efficient access to your community's assets with SourceLink, an innovative platform for connecting community resources to its entrepreneurs. Check out our SourceLink podcast episode too!
What are the building blocks for community economic development success? In this paper we focus on community capacity building and why it is so important for successful economic development plans. We have a podcast episode on this topic too!
What are the next best places to live in America? Find out how the current urban outmigration trend is creating opportunities for rural communities in our latest paper.
How are rural communities in Central Appalachia working to realize the American dream of prosperity? Read how a multi-year effort to build entrepreneurial communities is making an impact. Check out our corresponding podcast episode that highlights inspiring stories of entrepreneurship from the initiative.
As 2021 launches with promising COVID-19 vaccinations, a recovering economy, and a new national government, we thought it timely to update our 2020 Mega Trends paper and re-release it.