Resources for Rural Economic Developers


FEATURING | Beulah, North Dakota

Beulah, ND

Beulah, North Dakota is a community committed to health and recreation of their residents. For a lot of years they have been dreaming up and implementing new projects. These include everything from a water park and skateboarding park to a new playground and multimillion dollar health and wellness center.  read more about how they did it

Social Community

Beulah took to social media to keep everyone informed and inspired. The Parks and Rec department maintains a website and a Facebook page, Friends of Beulah Parks and Recreation. In addition, the City manages a Water Park page so everyone with a smartphone or computer will always know what is in the works.

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Economic Developer 101

Ideas, process & procedures for rural developers.

Board Training

On-demand video training for board members.

Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning Handbook, healthy communities and more.


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Your community isn’t Anywhere, USA. It has stories to tell—tales of historic moments, epic failures, innovative products, resilient businesses and colorful people.

How can your community take its most distinct stories and turn them into a compelling and unified message?

What makes your community unique, healthy, and alive? What more could you do to build the kind of community that is welcoming, attractive, and comfortable? Marketing Hometown America is a successful program that has a guide book available to start marketing your community.