Growth Strategies: Q&A

Growth Strategies for Rural Communities: A Preliminary Investigation
Questions & Answers:
Q: What strategies and assets contribute to growth or decline in rural communities?
A: Growing municipalities undertook more initiatives that focused community capitals on growth strategies aimed at retaining and attracting people, attracting new business, and regional cooperation. Growing municipalities used social and political capitals more often. Declining municipalities focused their efforts and assets on initiatives using health and wellbeing and recreation and culture. Declining municipalities relied on built, natural, and cultural capitals in their initiatives.
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