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Small town and rural economic development : a case studies approach /
edited by Peter V. Schaeffer and Scott Loveridge.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
description
xvi, 293 p. : ill., maps
ISBN
0275965767 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
isbn
0275965767 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
3701450
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Don E. Albrecht is professor of rural sociology at Texas AandM University, in College Station. David L. Barkley is professor of agricultural and applied economics at Clemson University, South Carolina. Norman K. Bender is a senior extension educator, economic development at the Cooperative Extension System of the University of Connecticut in Norwich. Jeffrey C. Bridger is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Ralph B. Brown is professor of sociology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Ram L. Chugh is special assistant to the president for public affairs and SUNY distinguished service professor of economics at the State University of New York, College at Potsdam Lumane P. Claude is extension associate, Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in New York City. Linda J. Cox is a community economic development specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Hawaii in Honolulu. David L. Darling is professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Greg Davis is extension agent at Ohio State University in Columbus. Nini Davis is executive director, Northeast Connecticut Visitors' District. Pierre Dupraz is a researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Cornelia Butler Flora is director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University in Ames. Dolores Foley is assistant professor of public administration at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Bruno Henry De Frahan is professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Mark S. Henry, is professor of agricultural and applied economics at Clemson University, South Carolina. Beth Walter Honadle is director of the Center of Governmental Research and Public Service and professor of political science at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio Clark D. Hudspeth is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Mississippi State University. Drew Hyman is professor public policy and community systems at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. Sven Illeris is professor of geography at Roskilde University in Denmark. Maureen Kilkenny is assistant professor of economics at the Iowa State University in Ames. Steven Kline is a research associate in the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University in Macomb. Joseph Lapilio is a board member and community development coordinator of the Wai'anae Coast Coalition and Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center in Wai'ane. William Lazarus is associate professor and extension economist, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. F. Larry Leistritz is professor of agricultural economics at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Scott Loveridge is professor in the Center for Community, Economic, and Workforce Development, WVU Extension Service and Director of the Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University in Morgantown. A. E. Luloff is professor of rural sociology at Pennsylvania State University in University Park. Vicki Luther is an executive staff member of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development in Lincoln. George W. Morse is professor of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, St. Paul. Janet S. Odom is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Mississippi State University. L. Christopher Plein is assistant professor of public administration at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Stuart A. Rosenfeld is president of RTS, Inc. in Chapel Hill. Peter V. Schaeffer is professor of agricultural and resource economics, and director of the Division of Resource Management at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Anthony E. Smith is the executive director of Lightstone Foundation, Inc., a regional nonprofit organization serving the Potomac Highlands region. Lightstone Foundation is located in Moyers, Pendelton County, in eastern West Virginia. Tom Seth Smith is executive director, Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc. Jerold R. Thomas is district specialist for community development, Ohio State University Extension, Northwest District in Findaly. Rachel B. Tompkins is president, Rural School and Community Trust, Washington, D.C. Beatrice Van Haeperen is lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Knut Ingar Westeren is professor of economics at North Trondelag College in Steinkjer, Norway. Timothy R. Wojan is a member of the staff of the Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Mike D. Woods is professor and extension economist with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Andrew A. Zekeri is assistant professor of rural sociology at Tuskegee University, Alabama. David Zimet is extension economist at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Small Town and Rural Economic Development has much to offer, especially to planners and community development practitioners. It provides a wealth of information on the local initiatives that are the heart of rural economic development."- APA Journal
"I would recommend this book to researchers who want to expand their inventory of recent case studies for possible future search; and to field practitioners who rarely hear about success stories outside of their immediate region."- Journal of the Community Development Society
'œSmall Town and Rural Economic Development has much to offer, especially to planners and community development practitioners. It provides a wealth of information on the local initiatives that are the heart of rural economic development.'' APA Journal
'œI would recommend this book to researchers who want to expand their inventory of recent case studies for possible future search; and to field practitioners who rarely hear about success stories outside of their immediate region.'' Journal of the Community Development Society
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Summaries
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Similar to large cities, rural towns have undergone dramatic change since mid-century. The decline in retailing, changes in manufacturing, and jobs moving abroad have had a tremendous impact. Yet while rural and industrial areas have similar concerns about adjusting to a changing economy, successful urban strategies cannot be blindly transferred to rural areas. Nor can rural areas be considered homogeneous. They differ in ethnic makeup, industrial structure, topography, and natural and human resources. Appreciating the diversity of rural areas, this book presents case studies from different industries, regions, and cultures, providing examples of the activity in small town and rural development, and reflecting on how these strategies might be pursued elsewhere. This collection provides examples of communities that have attempted to affect their future. Telling the stories of small towns that do not attract the attention of national media, this book celebrates the success, creativity, and vision of rural residents. Also included are examples of less effective rural development initiatives, which can be lessons to analyze and avoid mistakes. Ultimately, what is best in small town and rural development is the result of community engagement. This volume will help people to begin, or strengthen, that process of engagement.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Community Capacity
An Introduction to Building Community Capacityp. 1
Capacity Building and Leadership in Yuma, Coloradop. 5
Catalyzing Local Leadership and Infrastructure Developmentp. 11
The Case of the Community Collaborative, Inc.p. 21
Identifying Community Needs and Preferences: Community Forums as an Emerging Optionp. 29
Community Well-Being and Local Activenessp. 39
Studying a Controversial Local Issuep. 47
Maintaining and Enhancing the Community Economic Base
Introduction: Maintaining and Enhancing the Community Economic Basep. 57
Building a Healthy Retail Community: Lessons from Two Townsp. 61
Local Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Planned Retirement Community in South Carolinap. 69
Failures Lead to Success in Dairy Business Retention and Enhancement Programsp. 81
Community Leadership and Vision Pay Off for Blue Mound, Illinoisp. 89
Developing Agricultural and Nature-Based Tourism in Eastern Connecticutp. 99
Recreational and Tourism Development vs. the Decline of Agriculture in Southern Utahp. 107
Agricultural Processing Facilities as a Source of Rural Jobsp. 115
Educating for Industrial Competitiveness and Rural Developmentp. 123
Attracting Large-Scale Industry
Introduction: Attracting Large-Scale Industryp. 135
Industrial Attraction: The Experience of the Crawford County (Ohio) Development Boardp. 139
Is the City Really a Growth Machine? A Case Study of Forestville, Alabamap. 147
Economic Development Agendas and the Rhetoric of Local Community Action: Locating Mercedes Benz in Vance, Alabamap. 155
The Development by a Community and Its Part Ownership of an Investor-Owned Manufacturing Plantp. 163
Local Capacity and Industrial Restructuring in the Periphery of Belgium and Francep. 173
Public- vs. Private-Sector Roles
Introduction: Public- vs. Private-Sector Rolesp. 187
Ua Mau Na Po'e 'O Wai'anae Community Cultural Festival: An Experience in Community Collaborationp. 191
A Small Town Creates New Alliances for Community and Economic Developmentp. 199
Private Cooperation for the Public Goodp. 207
Welfare to Microenterprise: A Community-Based Approach to Sustainable Enterprisep. 215
Developing Services in Sparsely Populated Municipalities in Nordic Countriesp. 227
Successful Rural Businesses
Introduction: Successful Rural Businessesp. 239
Adapting to Foreign Competition: The Textile and Clothing Industry in the Herning-Ikast Area of Jutland, Denmarkp. 243
Fragile Virtue: Rural Labor Market Response to a New Competitive Environmentp. 251
Tale of a Successful Small Business in a Rural Communityp. 261
The Impact of an Entrepreneurial Business in Rural Oklahomap. 271
Referencesp. 277
Indexp. 287
About the Contributorsp. 291
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