This paper follows an extensive review of the research literature at the intersection of three broad areas—1) rural wealth creation and distribution 2) rural arts and culture, and 3) creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The primary goal of the literature review was to identify the most critical issues that are NOT fully understood about these concepts […]
Arts and Rural Prosperity: Capitol Hill Briefing Endorsed by the Congressional Arts Caucus, this May 2019 briefing explores the power of the arts and culture to expand economic opportunities for the 60 million Americans who live in rural areas. The creative industries offer proven pathways to job creation, business expansion, talent retention and a great […]
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, […]
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.
This paper outlines the importance of financial assets to individuals and households and discusses two major problems with economic-centric measures. It also concludes that community, regional, state and nation leaders and policy makers need a more comprehensive framwork. View Document
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
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
Bruce Weber, Thomas Johnson, and Matthew Fannin were key contributors and editors for the book Rural Wealth Creation (2014), which proposes a conceptual framework for rural wealth creation and makes numerous contributions to research on sustainable rural development.