Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development


Carol Cohen of RCAC on the WealthWorks Training

I recently attended the WealthWorks training for coaches and coordinators in Pendle Hill, PA.   I was not sure what to expect and was excited to learn about “value chains” and how this could enhance…

Linda Thompson of AURI on the WealthWorks Training

We were attracted to the WealthWorks Training because part of our mission from the Minnesota State Legislature is to create economic development in the state for small- and medium-sized businesses in…

Citizen-Led Sustainable Change January webinar - Rural Action

There's a great webinar connected to the Citizen-Led Sustainable Change forum taking place this afternoon. You can learn more about the forum (,…

Website Updates and our Fall 2013 Newsletter

Is it just us, or did 2013 fly by?

Welcome to our new website! We invite your feedback and suggestions on how to make it as helpful as possible. We hope the new content will be useful and approachable,…

WealthWorks Webinar

Melissa Levy from our office presented a webinar on the WealthWorks approach this summer, “Connecting Community Assets with Market Demand for Lasting Livelihoods,” under the auspices of the National…

Food Systems Presentations at Cornell

Shanna Ratner made a pair of presentations about wealth creation and food value chains this spring at Cornell, her alma mater.  Helen Schnoes discussed one of Shanna’s presentations in a June 2013 post…

USDA Report on local meat processing

“Local Meat and Poultry Processing: The Importance of Business Commitments for Long-Term Viability,” a new report issued by the USDA Economic Research Service this summer, provides valuable information…

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