Connecting community assets to market demand to build lasting livelihoods.

Region Five Development Commission is a regional hub for the WealthWorks approach and is committed to broadly sharing our on-the-ground experience with the WealthWorks approach and principles. WealthWorks regional hubs function as part of a learning community, committed to learning from each other and improving on this framework. Regional hubs also provide a way for interested practitioners to learn more about and connect with organizations implementing WealthWorks on the ground, and to support work at the state, regional and local levels.


Regional hubs, like Region Five Development Commission can help in the following ways:

  •  organize and deliver regional training

  •  enhance peer to peer learning and sharing within a region and between states

  •  promote networking across state boundaries

  •  allow for sharing of stories, challenges, opportunities and best practices

  •  provide for support for local coordinators

  •  leverage resources

Read about the WealthWorks Evaluation Framework.


Check out our WealthWorks Report to see how a rural regional food hub can impact multiple forms of wealth in ways that improve livelihoods.

Read the final report for WealthWorks Community Capitals Hub for Region 5. 


Check out the Rural Development Hubs 4-page Executive Summary

Read Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America's Rural Innovation Infrastructure

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If you would like to learn about, be trained in, or implement WeatlhWorks,

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