Rural communities are struggling to establish a sound economic footing in the age of globalization. The article suggests that community leaders consider a more expansive view on how to recraft a community north star. Based on the work that the author has conducted over the last 5 years in various rural communities in Missouri, the article also summarizes a set of key learnings and practical steps that local leaders can take to catalyze positive change.
"Time to throw away the old economic development playbook,"
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