Using Natural Resources and Amenities to Build Sustainable Rural Communities
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.