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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.

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

The Environmental Law & Policy Center maintains this website that tracks news and incentives to further clean energy and rural economic development.

Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, funding resource
Subtopic:energy, economic development, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy,
Tags:clean energy, energy, economic development, incentive