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Unleash your LIONs

The Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) of Port Townsend, Washington, was formed in 2006 with a simple premise: local relationships are the basis for local investments.

A Systems Approach to Scaling Rural Co-op Efforts to Expand the Fiber Edge

The deployment in Turney will combine multiple wireless technologies into a single architecture using Radio Frequency (RF)-over-Fiber technology.

Diana Gordon Talks Immigration, on a Small-Town Scale

Former professor, author, and founder of the Small-town Immigration Clearinghouse, Gordon’s work shows that small-town decline is not inevitable, and that immigration often leads to revitalization.

Small Towns Making It Work

I’ll start with education, which builds the foundation for economic growth in a community.

Want Renewable Energy? Plan on joining USDA’s Webinar. – 9/16 – 1:30 – Online

Want to know how USDA’s Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) can help you build back, better and stronger?

From Extraction to Sustainability: Oregon’s Southern Coast and the Emerging Blue Economy

From the fishing industry, and the scientific community, to the local Tribe, diverse stakeholders are coming together to chart the course for a sustainable local economy with a global outlook on the environment.

Why Making Entrepreneurship a Community Priority Is Key to America’s Economic Recovery

As the U.S. celebrates Small Business Week, the time is ripe to take a fresh look at the critical role that business owners will play in the post-covid economic recovery–and how best to support and foster entrepreneurship.

USDA Seeks Comment on Ways to Help Businesses Start, Expand and Improve Cooperatives in Rural America

The Department is interested in stakeholders’ recommendations to streamline application requirements and
make other improvements to the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program.

“Are you around the campfire or high up on the mountain?” – Our Own Worst Enemy

If the answers to a rural community’s questions aren’t coming from around the rural campfire, then they’re not the answers.

How to Maximize the Local Impact of the American Rescue Plan

A new report provides advice and guidance on how cities, with Philadelphia as its example, can make the most of the historic funding opportunities made available by the American Rescue Plan approved by Congress earlier this year.