ERIC Number: ED227984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Small Towns Grow. Small Town Strategy.
Coppedge, Robert O.
Rural America is growing again; and, the change in growth and migration patterns means new opportunities for small towns to expand their economic bases and to improve community facilities and services. Part of the Small Town Strategy series, this publication characterizes one small southwestern town that is typical of many others and outlines a development strategy designed for small towns like the one described. A brief discussion of the necessity for a special strategy, the economic development committee, and the improvement of community facilities and services is followed by a discussion of a logical strategy for promoting growth. The strategy for promoting growth includes the following sequence: develop an overall plan, look at the infrastructure, compile a list of"suspects," convert "suspects" to prospects, sell the prospect, follow through on commitments, and keep existing business. (NQA)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Development, Community Resources, Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Industrialization, Leaders Guides, Rural Development
Western Rural Development Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 ($.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.; Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.