On Our Shelf

Studies, papers and information that we believe is vital for small communities.

 “ Why Some Rural Communities Prosper While Others Do Not“. by Andrew M. Isserman, Edward Feser, Drake Warren with the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign, This 42 page groundbreaking paper from 2007 is one of five prepared for the Office of the Under-secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Why Some Rural Communities Prosper While Others Do Not should be required reading for everyone connected to a rural small business, policy making, business advocacy, and economic development. 

Economic Development:


Firewall build:
Open Source Whitepaper:

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Health Resources and Services Administration
Information regarding health and services in rural areas


US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration
Research Publication Database
US Census Bureau
Center for Economic Studies (CES)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Central Data Source
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)
Office of Labor Market Information (LMI)
Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
Colorado Economic and Demographic Information System (CEDIS)