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  • WealthWorks Rural Economic Development Case Studies

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    This series of case studies examines how livelihoods are being improved and communities are undergoing development in a variety of economic sectors and rural places around the U.S.

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  • Rural Transportation Technical Assistance Reports

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    From late 2017 to early 2019, the NADO Research Foundation and project partner Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (a consortium led by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University) conducted technical assistance related to rural transportation...

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  • WealthWorks Evaluation Framework

    Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    This evaluation framework, developed by real-world practitioners, describes a series of indicators for measuring wealth creation impacts in asset-based, inclusive economic development efforts.

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  • 2017 Regional Transportation Peer Exchange Summary

    Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    The summary documents discussion themes such as evolving RTPO planning with new practices and recent successful developments; connecting transportation planning and economic resilience; opportunities and concerns from transformative innovation; and more.

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  • RTPO Peer Exchange Summary

    Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    The peer exchange summary covers discussion of a small group of regional transportation planners and state Department of Transportation planning staff, as well as engagement with a larger and diverse group of professionals attending the summit Moving Rural America.

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  • Measuring Rural Wealth Creation: A Guide for Regional Development Organizations

    Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Rural wealth creation is a demand-driven approach, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s assets. Wealth creation takes an intentionally inclusive approach by increasing jobs and incomes of low-income people and local ownership and control of assets.

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  • Lessons from the Storm: Case Studies on Economic Recovery and Resilience

    Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Megan McConville

    This case study series highlights how regional development organizations have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from EDA to address the impacts of natural disasters, become more resilient to future events, and increase long-term economic competitiveness and quality of life in their regions.

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  • Moving toward Performance-based Transportation Planning in Rural and Small Metropolitan Regions

    Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    This new report uses case studies of states and rural and small metropolitan regions to identify tips to integrate performance measurement into transportation planning.

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