Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Growing and Retaining Wealth in Rural America

Tags: Wealth Creation

Client Name: Ford Foundation

Location: United States

Resource Type: Report

Author Org: CFED

Author: Nancy Stark, Lisa Buckley

Year: 2011

Interviews with community leaders at high-performing organizations in Central Appalachia, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and the Delta Region provide insight into connections between organizations engaged primarily in individual asset building, entrepreneur-focused economic development, and community philanthropy. This background research suggests that some of these connections are being made in rural regions, but that there is value to be gained from stronger collaboration across these organizations, particularly in the context of supporting the development of value chains in their regions.

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