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Using Natural Resources and Amenities to Build Sustainable Rural Communities

Full Resource: Asset Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities, Part 2: Natural Resources and Amenities

Source: ICMA

Author: Anna Read

This report looks at how natural resource strengths and working landscapes can often provide the basis for rural economic activities.  A case study of Killington, Vermont highlights the economic development strategies related to working landscapes and recreation, as the town created cultural and recreational amenities that transformed it into a year-round tourist destination, profiting their economy greatly.  

This is the second paper of  a three-part series of briefing papers recently published by ICMA on Asset Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities.

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