Export Behavior of Firms in Illinois Descriptions and Normative Prescriptions

New Policy Brief by Adee Athiyaman, Timothy Collins, and Chris Merrett

The Cooperative Business Model as an Economic Development Tool Lessons from Nebraska

New Rural Research Report by Jim Crandall

Economic Impacts of the 2008 Mississippi River Flooding in Southeast Iowa and West-central Illinois

New report exploring flood-induced economic losses in six counties in southeastern Iowa and west central Illinois.

U.S. Census of Agriculture

The roll out of the U.S. Census of Agriculture on May 2 offers a comprehensive view of agriculture nationwide, including Illinois.

Cross Currents - Artists Plus Manufacturers Strengthening Place

New Rural Research Report by Jean P. Greer and Janet Kagan

Is a Kitchen Incubator Right for Your Region

New Rural Reseach Report by Mary Lou Surgi

Connecting Community Assets with Market Demand for Lasting Livelihoods

New Rural Research Report by Melissa Levy and Barbara Wyckoff

Need Services for Your Town

Check out the Rural Development Resource Guide.

Lt. Governor Simon unveils Vision for Rural Illinois

The Governors Rural Affairs Council, led by Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, adopted a strategic plan that aims to improve state services for rural residents.