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Agency report
Growing rural economic success

Extent: 12 p., 83k, PDF
Description: Discusses potential rural development options using analysis of recent changes in rural Minnesota’s economy and demographics
Date: August 1, 2001
Subject(s): Regional planning; Economic development; Rural policy
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Critical Issues Team
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency)
Contact: Jay Stroebel,

This report examines the changes in Minnesota’s economy and demographics as well as how regional differences in rural Minnesota affect plans for the future. It offers potential economic and community development strategies in six areas:

1) Leveraging financial capital
2) Energizing the business spirit
3) Enhancing the work force
4) Providing a solid infrastructure
5) Protecting Minnesota’s natural resources
6) Creating a community vision

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