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Alta Planning & Design: Small Town and Rural Planning Multimodal Networks Webinar

This webinar discussed the creation and implementation of small town and rural mutimodal transportation networks.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:educational resource
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:planning, transportation, rural community
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Link:webpage

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship uses webinars, publications, and other tools to share timely information and best practices on a variety of topics related to economic development in rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source, educational resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, entrepreneurship & small business, philanthropy, rural community issues & solutions, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, small business, economic development, entrepreneur, community development, philanthropy, community development philanthropy
Telephone:402-323-7336
Link:webpage

Community Builders

Community Builders colloaborates with communitys in "community assistance projects". Areas of assistance include: redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, transportation issues, housing issues, community and regional planning, and economic and policy analysis.


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Geography:Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Resource Type:information source, organization, educational resource, training
Subtopic:data & analysis, surveys & analytic tools, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, local government, housing & real estate, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:community development, community building, transportation, housing, planning, economic development, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:406-225-0065
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Fire Department Resources for Local Officials

This USDA page includes general rural fire information, training programs, statistical information and publications on fire issues that include: emergency medical services, emergency preparedness and first responders facility funding, operation and management, fire safety and prevention, hazardous materials, and wildland fires.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, educational resource
Subtopic:workforce training, rural community issues & solutions, disaster preparedness & emergency response, fire & emergency management, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural emergency response, educational support, fire, fire safety, training opportunities, workforce training
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Link:webpage

Gateway & Natural Amenity Region Initiative

Small cities and towns outside of significant natural amenities such as national parks, public lands, ski areas, and scenic rivers throughout the western United States are becoming increasingly popular places to visit and live. As a result, many of these gateway and natural amenity region (GNAR) communities—such as Jackson, WY, and Moab, UT—are grappling with a variety of “big city” issues, including severe congestion, lack of affordable workforce housing, and concerns about sprawl. Other GNAR communities are just beginning to, or may soon, experience significant growth and tourism pressures. Effective and proactive planning is critical for helping GNAR communities preserve and enhance the qualities that make them such desirable places to live and visit.


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:educational resource
Subtopic:tourism, public lands, development & smart growth,
Tags:destination development, tourism
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Link:webpage

Idaho Fair Housing Forum

The Fair Housing Forum is a community of Idaho stakeholders dedicated to open and respectful discussion of issues impacting housing consumers, providers and advocates. We welcome diverse opinions, explore areas of common interest and strive to address real or perceived barriers to fair housing in Idaho. Forum members support education and outreach opportunities throughout Idaho. These include the Fair Housing Art Competition and Calendar, conferences and Fair Housing Month events. This site serves as a clearinghouse for fair housing and related information of interest to all fair housing stakeholders.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:advocacy, educational resource, information source
Subtopic:housing & real estate,
Tags:• fair housing, access, accessibility, housing information, housing toolbox
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Link:webpage

Idaho Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide, university-based organization which has been helping small businesses succeed. With six office locations throughout the state, each affiliated with one of Idaho's colleges or universities, the Idaho SBDC is uniquely positioned to serve as a focal point for linking together our partners from higher education, the private business community, and federal, state and local government.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, educational resource, technical assistance, training
Subtopic:business assistance, entrepreneurship & small business, marketing & assistance, Business & Economy,
Tags:information, small business, small business support, educational support, training opportunities
Telephone:208-426-1640
Link:webpage

International City/County Management Association: Small Towns, Rural Communities, and Sustainability

This resource includes: "Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities" report, which focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities; Asset-Based Economic Development Resources; Podcasts and webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, educational resource
Subtopic:development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:conservation, development, economic development, growth strategy, planning, rural community, smart growth
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Link:webpage

Jobscape

JobScape, sponsored by the Idaho Department of Laobor, is an easy-to-use tool designed to help job seekers and students make informed career and educational decisions.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, educational resource
Subtopic:employment & workforce, data & analysis, Business & Economy, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:information, jobs, data
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Link:webpage

The Main Street Guide

From the Main Street Guide from Village Well "Main streets are the thriving heart of the local economy, influencing the economic, cultural, social and environmental fabric of the surrounding area. They are places where people live, work and play; however in recent years, many main streets have been in decline as the rise of online shopping, increased dependence on cars, and big regional shopping centres have dominated the retail scene.

Today, the old-fashioned pattern of local villages serving their communities is in vogue again. Local villages are seen as the key to supporting a healthier, more walkable and sustainable lifestyle, better connected local communities and greater opportunity for local economic development.

It’s becoming more widely recognised that our streets are valuable community assets. Creating a great main street requires a return to human-scale elements (textural building materials, sounds, wafts of delicious food, window shopping, trees, smaller sized retail spaces, park benches), and putting people back as the focus. It requires deep community participation, forward thinking design activities, food, beauty and embedding local identity.

This simple Guide provides 10 key steps to create a great main street and demonstrates that main streets are more than just conduits for traffic and commerce; they are the stages upon which public life is to be celebrated. Enjoy!"


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:advocacy, information source, process guide, planning guide, educational resource
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, assessment tool, information
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Link:webpage