community development

This resource guide was revised and updated by Patricia LaCaille John in May 2005. Last Modified January, 2015. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 74 2005. Beltsville, MD
This online guide brings together full-text resources for local officials and organizations seeking information on planning arts and humanities programs in their communities. It includes resources on funding trends, community benefits, economic impact, planning, case studies and model programs, federal and private funding sources, and lists of key organizations.

This resource guide was revised and updated by Patricia L. John in 2005. Rural Information Center Publication Series; no. 67 2005 Last modified: July 2013. Local governments face challenges that impact their ability to provide both current and new community services. This online guide provides local officials access to full-text resources discussing local government finance issues.

Dennis M. Brown. Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Originally published 2005, Last Modified: January, 2015. This annotated bibliography summarizes studies on rural tourism. Primary emphasis is on studies dealing with the United States, but some international studies are also included. Topics covered include tourism planning and development, tourism marketing, tourism and rural development, tourism and sustainable development, economic and other effects of tourism, heritage tourism, nature-based tourism/ecotourism, and agritourism. This paper is being hosted by the Rural Information Center.