By Yolande E. Chan,Jeff A. Dixon,Christine R. Dukelow

Rural groups in Canada are dealing with a brand new fact the place conventional financial bases akin to agriculture, forestry, and production have eroded. The electronic divide, wherein rural Canada lags in entry to broadband, has created extra limitations to partaking within the rising wisdom economic system. Revitalizing Rural Economies deals sensible instruments for builders, company humans, and group leaders.

The results of a partnership among the Monieson Centre at Queen's tuition of commercial and marketers, coverage makers, financial improvement officers, and elected representatives from rural groups throughout southern Ontario, Revitalizing Rural Economies attracts on 4 years of community-based learn to supply techniques for financial revitalization. Integrating case reviews and neighborhood improvement instructions, the authors discover topics reminiscent of the construction blocks for neighborhood monetary improvement (CED), innovation, neighborhood resources, bright downtowns, social capital accumulation via collaboration and inclusion, and new possibilities for rural economies via artistic and value-added businesses.

Designed as a pragmatic advisor, this publication serves as a primer to CED, whereas additionally permitting these conversant in the sector to delve deeper. Case reviews flooring the dialogue within the demanding situations and possibilities dealing with groups. The booklet offers principles and assets to foster the long term resilience of rural regions.

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