Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development


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…

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…

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