This week we offer a snapshot into rural communities. Our call to action encourages individual and collective efforts that will spur economic growth and counter stark disparities in towns across Oregon. What role will you play to ensure that our local communities thrive?
Spend money in rural communities.
Women and families in rural Oregon are more likely to be low-income than their urban counterparts. If you don’t live in a rural area, view every trip you make as an opportunity to invest in the local community. When you travel the state, buy your food, gas, and other services in rural areas.
Economic Development in Rural Communities
OPB: There is Economic Potential in Oregon's Rural Economies
Street Roots' Housing Rural Oregon: A crisis beyond Portland's boundaries
Rural Spending and Investing
The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy (THRIVE): Nine Good Reasons to Shop at Locally Owned Businesses
The Daily Yonder: Wildfires Redirect or Eliminate Recreation Spending in Rural Areas
Hatch Innovation (video): Rural Oregon Entrepreneurship
Rural Development Initiative: Pasos al Éxito
Warm Springs Community Action Team: Indianpreneurship: A Native American Journey into Business