New RUPRI Video Explains the Concept of Rural Wealth

A new video from RUPRI partner, Paul Lewin at the University of Idaho, explores the concept of rural wealth.  The video is in the first of a series describing the components of a Comprehensive Rural Wealth Framework. Funding for this video production is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Food & Agriculture, […]

RUPRI Scholars’ Research on Rural Intergenerational Mobility featured in CityLab

RUPRI Scholars, Bruce Weber, and Matt Fannin, and their colleagues, Kathleen Miller and Stephan Goetz, have recently released research that shows that average upward mobility is greater for youth in nonmetropolitan counties than in metropolitan counties.  CityLab, a publication of Atlantic Media dedicated to examining life and development in our nation’s cities, featured this work in a […]

John Davis Named 2018-2020 RUPRI Senior Policy Fellow

The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) is honored to announce that John Davis, who recently retired as Executive Director of Lanesboro Arts in Minnesota, has been named a 2018-2020 RUPRI Senior Policy Fellow. “We are thrilled and honored that John will serve as a RUPRI Senior Policy Fellow, contributing to our emerging Rural Cultural Wealth […]

LIVE Stream 9:00 Central October 9: RUPRI Scholars present Lecture “Details of the Rural Health Framework-A Comprehensive Measure of Economic Well-Being

October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am On October 9, RUPRI Scholars, Dr. Tom Johnson & Dr. Matt Fannin, will present a lecture on the “Details of the Rural Health Framework – A Comprehensive Measure of Economic Well-Being” to faculty and students at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health.

RUPRI Rural Cultural Wealth Lab highlighted in NEA press release: New Research Highlights Economic Impact of the Arts in Rural Communities National Endowment for the Arts Releases Rural Arts, Design, and Innovation in America Online Conversation at #NEArural

Washington, DC—Rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers, according to a new research report, Rural Arts, Design, & Innovation in America: Research Findings from the Rural Establishment Innovation Survey. Published by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the report is […]

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Adjacent-Possible Innovation, Collective Impact, and the Power of Owning a New Rural Narrative- Comprehensive Rural Wealth

This presentation considers the Rural/Urban Tension in Place-based Policy as well as rural innovators. It will also discuss communities challenged by material poverty.  Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Executive Academy, Delta Leadership Institute on October 25, 2017 in Potosi, Missouri. View Presentation

Thinking “Bigger” About Smaller Places: Adjacent-Possible Innovation, Collective Impact, and the Power of Owning a New Rural Narrative- Comprehensive Rural Wealth

This presentation considers the Rural/Urban Tension in Place-based Policy as well as rural innovators. It will also discuss communities challenged by material poverty. Presented by Charles W. Fluharty (President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute) to the Arkansas Community Development Society Annual Conference on October 24, 2017 in Conway, Arkansas. View Presentation

RUPRI Named NEA National Research Lab

Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces the first projects funded through a new program, NEA Research Labs. The cross-sector projects supported through the program investigate how the arts contribute to positive outcomes for individuals and communities. The NEA will fund four inaugural projects totaling $598,600 that will yield insights for […]

Rural Wealth Creation Team receives USDA Abraham Lincoln Honor Award

LINCOLN HONOR AWARD: For leading a national research program on rural wealth creation that incorporates a broader conception of wealth into efforts to achieve and measure rural prosperity. RUPRI Team: Dr. Bruce Weber, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University Dr. Matthew Fannin, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University […]