Rural Community Economic Development

Rural Community Economic Development

by Norman Walzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275939421

ISBN-13: 9780275939427

Pub. Date: 12/30/1991

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This work examines the main economic trends affecting rural areas today and the types of local programs that are being implemented in response. The lessening of federal government involvement since the Reagan administration has shifted the public policy focus, placing greater responsibility for economic development on local governments. With more states

Overview

This work examines the main economic trends affecting rural areas today and the types of local programs that are being implemented in response. The lessening of federal government involvement since the Reagan administration has shifted the public policy focus, placing greater responsibility for economic development on local governments. With more states encountering financial austerity, even greater requirements for economic development activities will rest with local governments—especially in rural areas. The long-term effects of these developments on states and localities are analyzed, and suggestions are made for economic development initiatives that local governments can undertake.

These contributions by a range of experts on rural economic development will be of interest to scholars as well as policy-makers at the federal, state, and local levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275939427
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1991
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Growth and Change in Rural America: The Experience of the 1980s and Prospects for the 1990s by Sara Mills Mazie and Molly Sizer Killian

Transitions in Rural Areas of the Midwest and Nation by Andrew J. Sofranko

Commercial Agriculture in Rural Economic Development by David A. Lins

Patterns of Employment Growth in Midwestern Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties by Bruce D. Phillips and James P. Miller

Economic Change and the Local Public Sector by Norman Walzer and Steve Deller

Education and Rural Development: Lessons for the Rural Midwest by John B. Crihfield

Local Economic Development: Perceptions and Actions of Small City Officials in Illinois by Norman Walzer and John Gruidl

Developing Leadership to Address Rural Problems by Ronald J. Hustedde

State and Federal Policy Initiatives in Rural Development by Tom Unruh

Local Economic Development Projects: Key Factors by Jan and Cornelia Flora

Rural America in the 1990s: A Tale of Two Cities by Mark Drabenstott

Bibliography

Index

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