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Community Development

Community and Economic Development Programs

Economic and Business Development Resources and Tools

  • Community Development Financial Institutions Fund CDFI
  • Economic Development Administration
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Small Business Administration's Small Business Startup Kit
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) -- The national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of consumer-owned cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve.
  • Community-Based Environmental Programs - http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/cahp/
  • Export-Import Bank --The official export credit agency of the U.S. government. It helps small and medium-sized businesses that have exporting potential but need funds to buy or produce goods, and/or to provide services, for export.
  • Cooperative Programs, USDA-Rural Development, Library of Publications
  • USDA/DOT Create Rural Transportation Toolbox --Information on all rural transportation programs offered by Agriculture and USDOT centralized on this site.
  • Rural Transportation-Planning-FHWA --The Federal Highway Administration provides information on rural transportation planning practices and issues
  • Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
  • Rural Transportation Networks -- (doc 27.5 KB) Ryan Kelly, Co-Director, DCUT and Diane Couch, Southwest Georgia United EZ, from a Community Development Conference, St. Louis, Missouri June 5-7, 2001
  • US Cluster Mapping A mapping tool to visualize broad economic clusters, particularly within a georgraphy. Rural communities may see how they fit within their larger region. The opportunity to view employment, wages, etc. as well as cluster specialization maybe helpful. You can see how your employment and wages stack up against other parts of the U.S.
  • Rural and Agricultural Transportation
  • Technote: (TN-5) Planning for Tourism (November 1996)
  • Stats America A mapping and data tool on the demographics of a county or state. Under its Innovation in America portion of the website is data on clusters, and can help regions to have strategic discussions about where to invest scarce resources to build prosperity for the next generation. More specifically, these tools enable regional leaders to focus on 2 sets of core assets that create prosperity: brainpower and innovation.

  • Using Data to Market Your Community (PPT 54kb) Presenters: Kimberly Collins, San Diego State University NCE, from a Community Development Conference Conference, Kissimmee, Florida June 11-13, 2002. Farm production, economic indicators, demographic information, environmental indicators, crime statistics, business analysis, transportation figures and other sets of data all provide a snapshot of a community. How to use this data to best provide an accurate picture of your community can be difficult. This workshop provides an overview of the different data that exists for many small communities as well as examples of how the SDSU-Imperial Valley has been working with the community to provide data in multiple as well as understandable formats.
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