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Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities --With support from the National Association of Development Organizations through a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ICMA has created three new briefing papers on asset based economic development and building sustainable rural communities. The first is focused on industry and industry clusters, with part two examining natural resources and amenities, and part three focused on existing infrastructure, and historic and cultural resources.
Creating more sustainable, livable and resilient communities is at the heart of local government leadership and management. ICMA’s Center for Sustainable Communities was created to provide leading practice research; training, education, and technical assistance; and communication about sustainability for local government professionals and stakeholders. The center accomplishes this mission by working with a variety of partners, including federal agencies, foundations, private firms, academia and issue-oriented non-profit organizations.
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