Rural Gateway Economic Development Resources

In recent decades the United States rural economy has diversified, but economic stagnation and poverty remain problems in many rural communities. Many rural areas, given the lack of infrastructure and geographic isolation, are at a competitive disadvantage in the competition for jobs and industry.

This part of the Gateway site will provide funding summaries and case studies for users to learn more about rural economic development funding opportunities and the experiences of other rural economic developers.

Economic Development Links

Article from April 2012 Rural Affairs Newsletter "You Help Keep Our Work Strong"

Article from Marketwise Magazine "Feeding the Lowcountry"
(The views expressed in Marketwise Magazine are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond or the Federal Reserve System.)

The Practitioner's Guide to Resources for Community Economic Development
This best-selling book that provides descriptions of and contact information for more than 100 Federal programs that provide more than $20 billion in critical resources for CDCs. Download the following excerpts from the guide: