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Nature Based Tourism - a Trip to Helena, Arkansas

I had the opportunity to visit Helena, Arkansas a few weeks ago as part of some work I’m doing with Walton Family Foundation…

Project Update: Biomass Boiler Installation at Oxford Schools

Investments in biomass pre-feasibility studies are starting to pay off. Two Maine schools that received pre-feasibility studies from Yellow Wood Associates in 2012 through the US Forest Service Wood…

Funding opportunities highlighted in the Rural LISC newsletter

Two funding opportunities highlighted in the January 2014 Rural LISC newsletter may be of particular interest to our colleagues.

From the newsletter:

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Thoughts about the WealthWorks Framework: Structures of Ownership and Control

Every so often I find myself thinking about the WealthWorks framework Read more | Jan 19, 2014

Thoughts about the WealthWorks Framework: Stages of the Work

Every so often I find myself thinking about the WealthWorks framework in new or expanded ways. I share these thoughts with the WealthWorks community…

Thoughts about the WealthWorks Framework: Self-interest, shared interest, and common interest

Every so often I find myself thinking about the WealthWorks framework in new or expanded ways. I share these thoughts with our readers and the WealthWorks…

Ryan Coffey of Michigan State University Extension on the WealthWorks Training

The WealthWorks training program provided me with a new understanding of sustainable economic development within an innovative framework that infuses traditional economic development methods with an…

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…

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