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Better Block Foundation

Better Block Foundation is all about block parties that inspire communities for what's next. Watch a video about its process and download free design guides.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, resource guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, Community Building,
Tags:community event, community building
Telephone:405-615-2623
Link:webpage

Big Sky EDA, Billings, MT

Building a Vibrant, Healthy Economy

Big Sky Economic Development’s mission is to  sustain and grow Yellowstone County’s vibrant economy and outstanding quality of life, by providing leadership and resources for business creation, expansion, retention, new business recruitment and community development.


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Geography:Billings, MT
Resource Type:Economic Development
Subtopic:Business & Economy,
Tags:Billings, economic development
Telephone:406-869-8401
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

The Community Toolbox

The Community Tool Box is a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. The Community Tool Box offers thousands of pages of tips and tools concerning community development topics such as community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, development & smart growth, local government, collaboration & community engagement, assessment & evaluation, surveys & analytic tools, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:community development, assessment, planning, leadership, activism, citizen planning, community building, community engagement
Telephone:785-864-0533
Link:webpage

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: How small towns and cities can use local assets to rebuild their economies

This report examines case studies of small towns and cities that have complemented thier recruitment of major employers, manufacturers, and large retailers by successfully emphasizing their existing assets and distinctive resources. Topics discussed in the report include: identifying and building on existing assets, engaging all members of the community to plan for the future, taking advantage of outside funding, creating incentives for community redevelopment and investment, encouraging cooperation within the community and across the region, and supporting a clean and healthy enviornment.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, employment & workforce, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, environmental health & quality, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:community development, community revitalization, economic development, environmental quality, citizen planning, incentive, resource development
Telephone:202-564-8497
Link:webpage

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Northwest Farm Credit Service's Rural Community Grant Program provides money for projects such as building or improving facilities; purchasing necessary equipment to facilitate a program; and funding capital improvements that improve a community's infrastructure, viability and/or prosperity.


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Geography:Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, development & smart growth, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:grants, funding, infrastructure, rural community, financing
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Ohio State University: Building an Entrepreneur Friendly Community

The program and resources contained on this site are intended for use by communities interested in developing a local environment that supports the growth and attraction of entrepreneur operated businesses. Modules will help a community in the creation or strengthening of stronger local support networks for entrepreneurs.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:educational resource, planning guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, Community Building,
Tags:entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, small business, community development
Telephone:740-607-5177
Link:webpage

Orton Family Foundation

The Orton Family Foundation supports citizens in steering their town's future by discovering the characteristics and attributes valued most in their communities and, then, by placing those shared values at the center of local decision making.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:process guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, Community Building,
Tags:community development, leadership, collaboration, community engagement, community building
Telephone:802-495-0864
Link:webpage

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) believes that all placemaking is creative. PPS is a hub that connects people, ideas, expertise, and partners who have a passion for creating vital places.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, collaboration & community engagement, Community Building,
Tags:creative place making, creative placemaking, community development, redevelopment, community revitalization, community building, community design, collaboration
Telephone:212-620-5660
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities

EPA and the International City/County Management Association (2010): Focuses on smart growth strategies to meet three main goals: support the rural landscape by keeping working lands viable and conserving natural lands; help existing places thrive by taking care of investments and assets; and create great new places by building lively and enduring neighborhoods where people want to live.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:economy, economic development, development & smart growth, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, Business & Economy, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:rural community, conservation, resilience, smarth growth, sustainable agriculture
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage