Community & Rural Development
Strategies for small communities to build and improve infrastructure, secure funding for community projects, administer grants and meet other needs.
Small communities may not have as many resources as metropolitan areas, but can still use available resources to grow. This was the focus of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS Community Action Commission) Community Development Coordinator Ben Kenny’s presentation, "Economic Development in a Rural Community Action Agency," at the National Community Action Partnership Conference, Aug. 29-Sept. 1 in Philadelphia.
Water lines, drainage systems and other infrastructure are usually hidden from plain sight in most communities. But if this infrastructure weren’t there, no community could sustain economic growth needed to help people live, work and thrive.