By Edited by Betsy H. Newman | April 12, 2009

Rural Connections April 2009

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural development issues in the region. Contributors include researchers, faculty, Extension researchers, specialists and agents, practitioners, and professionals from throughout the West with occasional contributions from outside the region.
IN THIS ISSUE: A Message from NACDEP President; An Entrepreneur-Based Economy; Diversity, Change, and Social Justice; Exploring Unintended Consequences in Community Development; Providing Workforce Housing; Economic Growth vs. Economic Development; Land Use and Community Conflict; Local Decision Maker-Plan Your Future; The Tourism Connection; Creative Industries Promote Economic Growth; Preparing for Bioenergy Opportunities; Forests for Today and Tomorrow; and Youth Civic Engagement.