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Challenges for maintaining sustainable agricultural systems in the United States

During the 20th century, US agriculture underwent vast transformations. The number of farmers has decreased, more farmers are relying on off-farm income, agriculture's proportion of the US GDP has declined, and a minority of non-metro counties in the US are farming dependent. Agriculture's evolution will...
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Blue line, greenbelts, and the effects of growth management: The geographical effects of growth management policies in Boulder, Colorado

This study evaluates and describes the effects of growth management policies, established by the city of Boulder, Colorado, for the city and the surrounding region. A variety of techniques contribute to this evaluation, including remote sensing analysis of land-use change for the region, mapping of...
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Broadband Adoption by Agriculture and Local Government Councils - Australia and the USA

The growing use of the Internet is providing rural, regional and remote areas with new opportunities to communicate, purchase goods and services and make use of applications that can reduce transaction costs, generate revenue and/or provide access to new forms of entertainment. The development of...
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Building Capacity for Local Governance: An Application of Interactional Theory to Developing a Community of Interest

The Emory-Obed Watershed in Tennessee, like many other rural areas throughout the United States, is experiencing changes in economic activities and social values associated with natural resources. Informed by the interactional approach to community development, this effort strove to build community capacity so community members...
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Building scale and sustaining growth: The surprising drivers of job creation

The past decade generated an abundance of headline events " the bursting dot-com bubble, 9-11, the banking crises, the home building meltdown, endless war, budget deficits, election cycles " the list goes on. Yet while most of us were looking the other way, a major...
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Building social capital for sustainable enterprise development in country towns and regions: successful practices from the United States

This paper addresses some of the problems facing rural enterprise development, such as how to achieve sufficient economies of scale, how to find capital and resources, and how to succeed in an environment which may not appear ready to foster innovative business ideas. The author...
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Change through tourism: Resident perceptions of tourism development

Many view tourism as a tool for community development. Especially in the rural areas experiencing economic hardships, tourism often is considered an instrument for revitalization of a local economy helping to improve quality of life and protect natural and cultural resources. However, many researchers have...
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Examining the role of entrepreneurship in economic development in Appalachia

Increasing uncertainty in the world economy has created challenges for regions to pursue development strategies to achieve economic growth. Globalization, increased marketing integration, and the advent of new technologies led to approaches from traditional industrial recruiting to less traditional approaches. Among these latter approaches is...
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Correlates of e-government use in county governments

One hundred and one American counties were selected randomly within predetermined strata and used to study the extent of use of e-government technologies. The study design was cross-sectional and the time period of the study was a single year, 2006. Each website was analyzed to...
Conference paper

Creating inclusive rural communities: grass roots perspectives on the opportunities and challenges

Rural communities in developed countries such as Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland have experienced profound challenges over the past three decades. The social fabric of rural communities in these countries has been and will continue to be affected by global and...