Growing Your Region, Myth #2: Economic Growth will Grow Everything Else

Economic growth can make entire regions more prosperous, or it can widen the gap between haves and have-nots, growing only inequity and disadvantage.

Grassroots development, the top layer: Shiny hopeful things

Development is a big shiny, powerful idea. It’s also a conveniently vague idea, so it can work for you whether you are interested in feeding starving children or building high-rise buildings.

Secrets to success, from problems to solutions

While rural regions are all different, they also share some common characteristics. Naming these up, noticing the patterns, can help us to understand the dynamics of rural economies.