Last year I wrote a series on the concept of Regional Flavor, a rural development strategy created by the Association for Enterprise Opportunity.
We all are looking for effective strategies for approaching rural development,. Thanks to AEO, there is a strategy that rural areas can adopt and implement rather than inventing something new and untested.
Here is a re-post of all 6 articles on this subject. Please, add your thoughts, comments and suggestions regarding these strategies.
The thing that appeals most to me is that it starts with communities just as they are. Communities learn to build regional collaborations to increase their market, rather than turning immediately to fancy expensive, often unpopular development projects to attract business and visitors.