Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities, Part 2: Natural Resources and Amenities
The second in a series of briefing papers on asset-based economic development and building sustainable rural communities, this document examines natural and working landscapes.
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•Identify existing assets and evaluate their benefit to the local economy
•Identify existing historic and cultural assets and evaluate their benefit to the local economy
•Identify how development of assets and an asset-based economic development strategy tie into your existing economic development strategy
•Look at your communities’ assets, their potential benefit to the local economy, and how they can be leveraged as part of an economic development strategy
•Identify resources that can be leveraged to support asset-based economic development and make investments necessary to grow the asset base, whether those be in infrastructure, quality of life, education, or workforce or leadership development
•Form partnerships between key stakeholders to more fully leverage resources
•Engage the community in the planning and implementation process"
See also http://icma.org/en/icma/knowledge%5Fnetwork/topics/kn/Topic/204/Planningfor more.