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Many rural communities have seen farmland eroded by housing development, or are losing young residents to places with more amenities and greater opportunities.  Whether drained by sprawl or struggling to compete, how can rural communities address these challenges while remaining true to their unique character?

Smart Growth America’s Rural Development program is designed to help local leaders strengthen rural economies through a smart growth approach to development. This program is designed to give rural residents and leaders better information about the financial and economic impacts of development choices.

If you live or work in a rural place and want to find out how a smart growth approach could help your community, contact us to learn how to tailor a workshop to your community.

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