Over 2 dozen people examined the impact over the last 10 years of the New Rural Economy project – NRE. Ten presentations analyzed and discussed fundamentals of governance, wealth creation, capacity building, and service delivery in rural communities.
Dr. Bill Reimer, the co-designer, motivator, and leader of the decade long NRE project wrapped up by underscoring the importance of ongoing research with the 32 rural communities – a national rural lab.
Dr. Bill Ashton from the Rural Development Institute along with Dr. Ray Bollman were pleased to host this NRE symposium, with the assistance of Lori Gould, a former NRE researcher. This group also celebrated a festschrift for Dr. Bill Reimer, who recently retired from Concordia University.
Leonard “Peter” Apedaile:
Ethical Rural Government: Have We Got It right? Pastoral Vesus Self Care
Judi Nelson Childs:
Social Finance as “Impact First” Investing
Laura Ryser; Lana Sullivan; Greg Halseth:
Renewing Innovating non-Profit Service Provision: Structural Barriers and Responses.
Lana Sullivan, Laura Ryser; and Greg Halseth:
Recognizing Change, Recognizing Rural: The New Rural Economy and Towards a New Model of Rural Services
Revisiting the Capacity Model: A Case Study of Vilhelmina, Sweden
A Collection of Conference Photos