Asset Based Collaborative Strategies for Rural Community Economic Development<br />Cooperative Extension Conference <br />...
What to Expect<br /> <br />Welcome<br />What is asset based economic development? <br />Examples on the ground:<br />Multi...
What is economic development?<br />
What is economic development?<br />“The process of retaining, expanding, and attracting jobs, income and wealth in a manne...
The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable communit...
Associations
Institutions</li></ul>http://www.abcdinstitute.org/about/staff/<br />
DECISION-MAKING“WHAT WE DO”<br />The Progress Triangle<br />INSTITUTIONS/RULES<br />“HOW”<br />SOCIETY<br />“WHO”<br />
Building a Multi-County Rural Transportation System<br />
About I&E Clubs<br />Free, open meetings<br />Education about the right steps to take<br />Information and assistance with...
Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />“More than eight in ten of the club facilitators surveyed (83%) reported jobs had bee...
Community Funds & Foundations<br />“Creating Stronger Communities by Matching Personal Generosity with Economic Needs”<br ...
Traditionally not economic development
Rely on Transfer of Wealth</li></li></ul><li>Community Funds: Capturing Community Wealth<br />Crawford County Community Fu...
5% Capture: $11 Million
Yield: $550,000  for community & economic development</li></li></ul><li>Crawford County’s Big Break!<br />Capturing Commun...
Capturing Community Wealth<br />
Crawford County’s Big Break!<br />Capturing Community Wealth<br />
Critical Issues<br /><ul><li>Understanding economic needs, opportunities, and strategies for economic development
Growing financial capacity
Engaging youth & younger professionals
Increasing understanding & awareness about the Fund
Relationship Building- collaborations & outreach
Growing community without tragedy</li></li></ul><li>Village of RosholtEconomic Development<br />
Village of RosholtMain Street 2010<br />Vacant building<br />Tavern<br />Tavern<br />Empty hardware store<br />Cafe<br />E...
Rosholt Development Group<br />Local residents interested in their community<br />Conducted a community visioning session<...
Results:<br />Only 6 respondents.  Little enthusiasm for follow-up.<br />
Explored Grocery Store Idea  Center for Community and Economic Development<br />10 mile radius ring map<br />
Explored Grocery Store Idea  Center for Community and Economic Development<br />Conclusion:<br />A grocery store is not a ...
Clear Vision Eau Claire County<br /><ul><li> Use Community Development Tools
 Power Mapping
 One-to-One Interviews</li></li></ul><li>
Total Community Development Modelin the Global, Knowledge-Based Economy<br />
Total Community Development Modelin the Global, Knowledge-Based Economy<br />
Power MappingClear Vision Eau Claire<br /><ul><li>Identify key human assets
Stakeholders
Decision-makers
Lions, tigers, snakes and scorpions
Sources of information
Common ground</li></li></ul><li>One-to-One InterviewsClear Vision Eau Claire<br /><ul><li>A leader in the core group conne...
Establish relationship
Learn their story
What is their interest in topic?
Help them gain clarity
Gather information
Creates a network of human assets to draw upon</li></li></ul><li>Development group chooses new focus<br />
Tools for knowing our assets <br />Asset – Power Mapping<br />Appreciative Inquiry<br />The Role of Data<br />– <br />
Power Mapping – Human Assets<br />Newspaper owner<br />Library director<br />Local energy cooperative (source of funding, ...
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  1. 1. Asset Based Collaborative Strategies for Rural Community Economic Development<br />Cooperative Extension Conference <br />“Connections and Engagement” <br />October 19-21, 2010<br />Madison, Wisconsin<br />Laura Brown, CNRED Crawford CountyJen Stewart, CNRED, Portage CountyDan Kuzlik, CNRED Oneida CountyBill Pinkovitz, Center for Community & Economic Development<br />
  2. 2. What to Expect<br /> <br />Welcome<br />What is asset based economic development? <br />Examples on the ground:<br />Multicounty Rural Transportation System<br />Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />Community Funds & Foundations<br />Rosholt Library Project <br />Tools for knowing our assets <br />Questions and sharing <br />
  3. 3. What is economic development?<br />
  4. 4. What is economic development?<br />“The process of retaining, expanding, and attracting jobs, income and wealth in a manner that improves individual economic opportunities and the quality of human life.”<br />Asset based economic development focuses on what’s working in our communities and the resources we already have<br />
  5. 5. The Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. <br />ABCD builds upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.<br /><ul><li>Individuals
  6. 6. Associations
  7. 7. Institutions</li></ul>http://www.abcdinstitute.org/about/staff/<br />
  8. 8. DECISION-MAKING“WHAT WE DO”<br />The Progress Triangle<br />INSTITUTIONS/RULES<br />“HOW”<br />SOCIETY<br />“WHO”<br />
  9. 9. Building a Multi-County Rural Transportation System<br />
  10. 10. About I&E Clubs<br />Free, open meetings<br />Education about the right steps to take<br />Information and assistance with grants and research<br />A supportive environment<br />Peer learning<br />Using and growing business networks<br />
  11. 11. Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
  12. 12. Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
  13. 13. Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
  14. 14. Inventors & Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />“More than eight in ten of the club facilitators surveyed (83%) reported jobs had been created in their region as a result of participation in the club.”<br />
  15. 15. Community Funds & Foundations<br />“Creating Stronger Communities by Matching Personal Generosity with Economic Needs”<br /><ul><li>Philanthropic, non profit organizations
  16. 16. Traditionally not economic development
  17. 17. Rely on Transfer of Wealth</li></li></ul><li>Community Funds: Capturing Community Wealth<br />Crawford County Community Fund<br /><ul><li>Crawford County 10 year TOW: $220 Million
  18. 18. 5% Capture: $11 Million
  19. 19. Yield: $550,000 for community & economic development</li></li></ul><li>Crawford County’s Big Break!<br />Capturing Community Wealth<br />
  20. 20. Capturing Community Wealth<br />
  21. 21. Crawford County’s Big Break!<br />Capturing Community Wealth<br />
  22. 22. Critical Issues<br /><ul><li>Understanding economic needs, opportunities, and strategies for economic development
  23. 23. Growing financial capacity
  24. 24. Engaging youth & younger professionals
  25. 25. Increasing understanding & awareness about the Fund
  26. 26. Relationship Building- collaborations & outreach
  27. 27. Growing community without tragedy</li></li></ul><li>Village of RosholtEconomic Development<br />
  28. 28.
  29. 29. Village of RosholtMain Street 2010<br />Vacant building<br />Tavern<br />Tavern<br />Empty hardware store<br />Cafe<br />Empty grocery store<br />Church<br />
  30. 30. Rosholt Development Group<br />Local residents interested in their community<br />Conducted a community visioning session<br />Need a grocery store<br />Need to expand the library<br />
  31. 31.
  32. 32. Results:<br />Only 6 respondents. Little enthusiasm for follow-up.<br />
  33. 33. Explored Grocery Store Idea Center for Community and Economic Development<br />10 mile radius ring map<br />
  34. 34. Explored Grocery Store Idea Center for Community and Economic Development<br />Conclusion:<br />A grocery store is not a viable business in Rosholt.<br />10 mile radius ring map<br />
  35. 35. Clear Vision Eau Claire County<br /><ul><li> Use Community Development Tools
  36. 36. Power Mapping
  37. 37. One-to-One Interviews</li></li></ul><li>
  38. 38. Total Community Development Modelin the Global, Knowledge-Based Economy<br />
  39. 39. Total Community Development Modelin the Global, Knowledge-Based Economy<br />
  40. 40. Power MappingClear Vision Eau Claire<br /><ul><li>Identify key human assets
  41. 41. Stakeholders
  42. 42. Decision-makers
  43. 43. Lions, tigers, snakes and scorpions
  44. 44. Sources of information
  45. 45. Common ground</li></li></ul><li>One-to-One InterviewsClear Vision Eau Claire<br /><ul><li>A leader in the core group connects with identified human assets
  46. 46. Establish relationship
  47. 47. Learn their story
  48. 48. What is their interest in topic?
  49. 49. Help them gain clarity
  50. 50. Gather information
  51. 51. Creates a network of human assets to draw upon</li></li></ul><li>Development group chooses new focus<br />
  52. 52. Tools for knowing our assets <br />Asset – Power Mapping<br />Appreciative Inquiry<br />The Role of Data<br />– <br />
  53. 53. Power Mapping – Human Assets<br />Newspaper owner<br />Library director<br />Local energy cooperative (source of funding, funding know-how)<br />Local residents who had completed successful projects in the past<br />Connection with Village Board<br />
  54. 54. Appreciative Inquiry <br />Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry<br />– Focus on the Positive <br /><ul><li>In every community, organization, or group, something works.
  55. 55. We should carry forward what is be BEST about the past.
  56. 56. What we focus on becomes our reality.
  57. 57. Simply asking questions influences us
  58. 58. People are more confident and comfortable moving into the future (the unknown) when they carry forward parts of the past (the known).
  59. 59. Reality is created in the moment
  60. 60. It is important to value differences.
  61. 61. The language we use creates our reality.</li></li></ul><li>Appreciative Inquiry<br />
  62. 62. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW<br />Community, Customers, Potential Customers, Visitors, Potential Visitors, Residents, New Residents, Workers, Labor Force, Commuters, Congregation, Students, Constituents…. <br />
  63. 63. It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.<br />It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”<br />Mark Twain<br />
  64. 64. “I’ve lived here all my life and I know what this town needs”<br />
  65. 65. “I’ve lived here all my life and I know what this town needs”<br />“Nuthin ever changes around here”<br />
  66. 66. “We just moved here from the Twin Cities<br />and we know just what this town needs”<br />
  67. 67. Using secondary data to identify assets, opportunities and changes within your community AND Focus discussion on real issues.<br />
  68. 68.
  69. 69. He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts<br />for support rather than illumination<br />Andrew Lang (1844-1912)<br />
  70. 70. Lafayette County, Wi<br />The County is projected to lose an average of -22 people per year through out-migration between 2000 and 2035.<br />How many people moved into Lafayette County between 2007 and 2008?<br /> a) 12<br /> b) 123<br />c) 413<br /> d) 758 <br />
  71. 71. Lafayette County, Wi<br />The County is projected to lose an average of -22 people per year through out-migration between 2000 and 2035.<br />How many people move into Lafayette County between 2007 and 2008?<br /> a) 12<br /> b) 123<br />c) 413<br /> d) 758 (5 percent) <br />
  72. 72. 758 people may not sound like many, but<br />in ten years that’s equal to almost half of the county’s estimated 2010 population of 16,149.<br />Lafayette County, Wi<br />
  73. 73. Lafayette County<br />In what percentage of the Lafayette County families with children under 18 and both mother and father present in the home do both mom and dad work?<br /> a) 59%<br /> b) 66%<br /> c) 81%<br />http://factfinder.census.gov<br />
  74. 74. Lafayette County<br />In what percentage of the Lafayette County families with children under 18 and both mother and father present in the home do both mom and dad work?<br /> a) 59%<br /> b) 66%<br /> c) 81%<br />http://factfinder.census.gov<br />
  75. 75.
  76. 76. Questions and Sharing<br />Are you involved in any asset based economic development efforts? <br />Have you encountered the need based mindset in your community? <br />What other tools have you used to determine local assets?<br />What are your successes? Challenges?<br />
  77. 77. Thank you!<br />Laura Brown, CNRED Crawford CountyJen Stewart, CNRED, Portage CountyDan Kuzlik, CNRED Oneida CountyBill Pinkovitz, Center for Community & Economic Development<br />

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