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Farm program sprouting for combat vets

Reposted from the Durango Herald A new program taking seed in western La Plata County is designed to help combat veterans learn how to farm and reintegrate into civilian life. The Veterans Homestead Project is the first of its kind in Southwest Colorado and second to be recognized in the state by the Farmer Veteran

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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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The futurist: Six massive global trends

Reposted from ColoradoBiZ Magazine “Today we are seeing many voice…concerns about technological unemployment, where computers, robots, and machines are automating our jobs out of existence. In fact, some have gone so far as to call this the “robot jobs Armageddon.” So is this time truly different? Here are six overarching shifts in the world that

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