Archive for Economic trends

Community vitality and rural healthcare

Reposted from the Rural Assistance Center “In rural communities, the linkage between healthcare and the vitality of the community is strong. A robust community helps to support and sustain quality health services for its residents by attracting quality healthcare professionals. Communities with more economic resources may also be more likely to financially support their healthcare system

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The rural growth trifecta: outdoor amenities, creative class and entrepreneurial context

Reposted from the Journal of Economic Geography “Rural development in the industrialized world is at crossroads. Primary industries continue to shed employment. Traditional strategies of promoting exogenous growth through the recruitment of employers are now much less effective. Routine and low-skill functions are increasingly outsourced to low-wage countries. At the same time, more knowledge-intensive functions tend to

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Economic Gardening: A homegrown approach to growth

Highlights of the Federal Reserve’s Economic Development podcast series. Can an economic development strategy that is focused on fostering small businesses and a culture of local entrepreneurship truly grow a local economy? While these approaches have been actively deployed in some communities as a defined strategy, what results have been achieved? At a high level, grow

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Archuleta county non-labor income is large and growing

Data highlights from Headwaters Economics Executive Summary Non-labor income (NLI) is one of the largest and fastest growing sources of income in the West, constituting 34 percent of total personal income in 2011; and 60 percent of net growth in real personal income during the last decade. In many counties non-labor income is the single

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The economic importance of national monuments to local communities

New data from Headwaters Economics “In 2011 and again this year, Headwaters Economics analyzed the economies surrounding the 17 national monuments in the eleven western continental states that are larger than 10,000 acres and were created between 1982 and 2011. This sample avoids smaller monuments with little potential to have an impact on local economies,

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Grassroots lobbying effort asks SEC to issue final crowdfunding rules

Reposted from Forbes On April 4, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act, authorizing a variety of significant changes to securities laws, including the enabling legislation for crowdfunding under Title III of the Act. Two-and-one-half years later, the rules to implement the law remain in draft form, pending action by the Securities and Exchange Commission,

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Changing demographics and funding strategies will expand entrepreneurship

Reposted from the Kauffman Foundation Next New Deal , the blog of the Roosevelt Institute With support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Roosevelt Institute’s Next American Economy project identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next twenty-five years. The project takes a long view of economic transformation to better inform

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