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Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities --With support from the National Association of Development Organizations through a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ICMA has created three new briefing papers on asset based economic development and building sustainable rural communities. The first is focused on industry and industry clusters, with part two examining natural resources and amenities, and part three focused on existing infrastructure, and historic and cultural resources.
ICMA produces many survey-based data reports on topics important to effective local government management, with several focused on sustainability issue areas.
For more information on ICMA's other survey research work, you can access summaries of recent efforts for free on ICMA's Survey Research web pages. You can purchase the raw data from ICMA's survey work, through the ICMA Bookstore.
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