In 2016, the NADO Research Foundation released the Regional Wealth Creation Case Studies. These case studies feature three regions working on economic development initiatives that build multiple forms of wealth, root economies in place with local ownership and control of assets, and intentionally include people at the margins of the economy as beneficiaries of economic development work.
These efforts are working to build social, political, cultural, built, intellectual, individual, financial, and natural assets, without harming community assets by identifying demand for a products that can be produced or developed within a region. Value chains, or networks of people and organizations working together on a market opportunity, are a tool for building an economy that is rooted in a place.
Learn more about the rural wealth creation framework at www.wealthworks.org, and read the NADO Research Foundation Regional Wealth Creation Case Studies:
- Choose Health: Economic Development, Local Foods, and Wealth Creation in Minnesota (PDF)
- Wealth Creation and Workforce Development in Northern Maine (PDF)
- Black Belt Treasures: Growing Arts-based Economic Development (PDF)
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