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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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
Montana Head Start Association
Montana Head Start servse children 3 to 5 years of age, and their families with the goal of increasing school readiness of children from low-income families. Head Start provides a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early childhood development; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; and parent involvement which are responsive and appropriate to the development, cultural and linguistic heritage and abilities of each enrolled child and family.
|Resource Type:||information source, educational resource, organization|
|Subtopic:||children & families, youth (including at-risk and special needs), low-income, education & schools, social services & programs, health services, Local Government & Services, Special Populations,|
|Tags:||family, education, educational support, health, health care, poverty, child care, social services|
The National Association of Counties
This site includes multiple resources including help finding grants, podcasts, webinars, reports and publications, educational resources, and county data.
|Resource Type:||data source, information source, resource guide, organization, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||local government, arts & culture, community & capacity development, economic development, funding & financing, health & health care, planning, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing,|
|Tags:||local government, housing, education, infrastructure, agriculture, art, arts and culture, transportation, community development, economic development, data & analysis, financing, health care, planning|
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) enhances the capacity of State Offices of Rural Health by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities. The NLC also provides grants and funding opportunities for NLC member municipalities.
|Resource Type:||resource guide, educational resource, funding resource|
|Subtopic:||rural community issues & solutions, health & health care, local government, Community Building, Recreation & Health, Local Government & Services,|
|Tags:||health, health care, leadership, rural community, funding, local government, grant|
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.
|Resource Type:||educational resource, planning guide|
|Subtopic:||community & capacity development, Community Building,|
|Tags:||entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, small business, community development|
University of Idaho Extension: The Dollar Game, Play scenarios to grow a local economy.
The Dollar Game curriculum provides a rapid succession of interactive scenarios to demonstrate how a local economy creates wealth. Players will: (a) Gain economic insights that are very difficult to replicate in a traditional classroom setting, (b) Internalize complex economic concepts like value added and wealth concentration, (c) Internalize complex economic concepts like value added and wealth concentration, (d) Experience how import and export activities can fundamentally alter the economy's structure
|Resource Type:||educational resource, training|
|Subtopic:||banking & finance, economy, funding & financing, assessment & evaluation, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,|
|Tags:||economic development, finance|
Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
The Western Rural Development Center (WRDC) is a regional catalyst for capacity building in the West. The Center collaborates with its public and private sector partners to promote excellence in research, education and Extension for the prosperity of western rural communities. The WRDC provides programs ranging from community development extension training, renewable energy & sustainability training, wildfire preparation, and small business workshops.
|Geography:||Idaho, Montana, Wyoming|
|Resource Type:||information source, training, technical assistance, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||community & capacity development, energy, economic development, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy,|
|Tags:||community building, educational support, community development, renewable energy, small business support, training opportunities, fire|