WealthWorks Rural Economic Development Case Studies

Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

Rural wealth creation is an approach to community and economic development that is demand-driven, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s existing assets or underutilized resources. Wealth creation is intentionally inclusive, building lasting livelihoods for those who may not have been at the table before, and it supports local ownership and control of assets. This series of case studies examines how livelihoods are being improved and communities are undergoing development in a variety of sectors and rural places:

These case studies were produced by the NADO Research Foundation in partnership with local practitioners and regional WealthWorks Hub organizations.  The work occurred under contract to Region Five Development Commission (http://www NULL.regionfive NULL.org) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more information on WealthWorks, including other case studies, how-to information, and opportunities to connect to regional Hubs who may be able to provide coaching or referrals, visit www.WealthWorks.org (http://www NULL.wealthworks NULL.org).

Also see the measurement guide and regional wealth creation case studies previously written by the NADO Research Foundation.

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