Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

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WealthWorks for Your Region: An Introduction. Module 3: Construct a WealthWorks Value Chain

This module profiles the elements and design objectives of a WealthWorks value chain—and how to use them to build wealth that lasts.

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WealthWorks for Your Region: An Introduction. Module 2: Identify a Market Opportunity

This module offers a series of useful screens for spotting a market opportunity that has good potential to generate wealth-building results for a region.

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WealthWorks for Your Region: An Introduction. Module 1: Explore Regional Wealth Building

This module defines wealth building as a goal that reaches beyond standard community and economic development objectives, and why that difference is critical to advancing and sustaining regional economies.

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Gaining Wealth Creation Traction in the Wider World: Building Tools for More Places to Build Rural Livelihoods

Even as the Wealth Creation in Rural Communities work is going on in the pioneering regions, the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group has been tasked with creating a framework of materials and approaches that can interest and activate community…
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Wealth Creation, Capture and Retention for Low-Wealth People and Places in Regional Systems

Much of the wealth created in low-wealth and rural communities slips away. This paper examines how more of the wealth generated can remain in these communities and accrue to the benefit of low-wealth families and individuals. Building on research by the…
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