Training and Resources

Books and Physical Items are available on a check out basis.  All others are online resources.



Walkable City Rules                                       By: Jeff Speck

Rural Communities                                        By: Flora, Flora, Gasteyer

Crucial Conversations                                    By:  Patterson, Grenny, McMillian, Switzler

Economic Development and Transition      By: Justin Yifu Lin

The Elusive Quest for Gorwth                      By:  Willam Easterly

Being at Home in the World                         By:  Laetita Mizero Hellerud

The Secret                                                       By: Blanchard, Miller

Once in the Middle of Nowhere                     By:  Jack Olson

Tickle the Toes, Touch the Heart                  By:  Chuck Mefford

BrandsFormation                                          By: Chuck Mefford

Guerilla Marketing                                         By: Jay Conrad Levinson and Al Lautenslager



Aaron Renn Podcast :  Small Town Economic Development



Growing Tourism, Growing North Dakota
Lanesboro Arts Case Study –watch the video
Forget Big-City Living: More Millennials Are Transforming Small-Town America
How Small Towns and Cities Can Use Local Assets to Rebuild Their Economies
Why Walkable Streets are More Economically Productive

10 reasons rural community development is hard to do

NRECA Article:  Rural Revitalization



Leading Change

Leadership Framework

Enhance Community Vitality