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RURAL COMMUNITIES EQUITY ACTION GUIDE

This is a “how to begin and a how to keep going” action guide based on what others have learned along their own journeys to be more equitable and to be more inclusive.

EQUITABLE ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEMS

The Equitable Economic Systems for regional prosperity initiative seeks to dislodge the cultural
inertia and increase the public courage to be welcoming. It further seeks to increase welcoming
community advocacy groups to help build welcoming communities. These actions lay the necessary
social groundwork for a modernized approach to rural community and economic development – an
approach based on welcoming diversity and building value chains/interconnections of all kinds to
foster economic innovation and equitably grow vibrant, inclusive communities.

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