an interesting concept…
For too long, the resources and assets of rural communities – their natural resources, agricultural bounty, workers, and young people – have flowed out of rural areas. Low-wealth areas, in particular, have struggled to create wealth that stays local. Rural America needs a new way forward.
The wealth creation approach aims to articulate a simple framework for that new way forward. In doing so, it builds on the efforts of countless others, hoping to weave collective insights into a new whole. It’s a systems approach to rural wealth creation, linking together the whole system of assets, producers, and consumers in ways that benefit everyone – and that build rural wealth. This systems approach involves:
- Moving from the parts to the whole.
- Emphasizing investment for long-term gain.
- Understanding the difference between wealth and income.
- Collaborating for mutual benefit.
there’s lots of interesting information on the website – creatingruralwealth.com