The Western Governors’ Association is launching an initiative in July 2019 to examine the challenges facing rural western communities and identify strategies to improve economic development opportunities, infrastructure, and quality of life in the rural West. WGA invites you to share your perspective to help shape the initiative.
By giving visitors a taste of what Deadwood has to offer and helping them make the most of their experience, the Welcome Center project will provide many possibilities for stimulating tourism and the economy, and will on its own merit, be a wonderful amenity for the Deadwood locals. by Bradley Burns, AIA, LEED AP
There is much that communities can do to address their economies and to achieve the goals described above. Specifically, many rural communities have initiated or strengthened their economic development activities through a strategic planning process. To assist communities to achieve targeted, sustainable economic development, a team of community development specialists from throughout the Western United States created the Area Sector Analysis Process (ASAP) as a strategic planning process. by Dr. Don E. Albrecht
For planners, requiring wireless facilities to be inconspicuous can still present several challenges. by Jesse Drake