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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, Dan Kuzlik, and Bill Pinkovitz<br />
  2. 2. What to expect<br /> <br />Welcome<br />What is asset based economic development? <br />Tools for knowing our assets <br />Examples on the ground:<br />Multicounty rural transportation system<br />Inventors and Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />Community Funds<br />Questions and sharing <br />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. Economic development touches many aspects of the community<br />Entrepreneurship <br />Business retention<br />Workforce development<br />Transportation<br />Housing<br />Leadership development<br />Financial planning<br />Youth development<br />
  5. 5. The Schaffer Star and Progress Triangle<br />DECISION-MAKING“WHAT WE DO”<br />Schaffer, Ron, Steven Deller, and Dave Marcouiller. (2004) Community Economics Linking Theory and Practice. Blackwell, Ames, Iowa.<br />RESOURCES<br />MARKETS<br />SPACE<br />Visible<br />Invisible<br />SOCIETY<br />“WHO”<br />INSTITUTIONS/RULES<br />“HOW”<br />
  6. 6. 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 />http://www.abcdinstitute.org/about/staff/<br />
  7. 7. ABCD – John McKnight<br />Asset Based Community Development <br />INSTITUTIONSBusinesses SchoolsParksCollegesHospitals<br />ASSSOCIATIONSChurchesBlock ClubsCultural Orgs<br />INDIVDUALSYouth Elderly Artists People with Disabilities<br />
  8. 8. HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC) is a comprehensive approach to long-term rural community sustainability that focuses on:<br />Building Local Leadership<br />Expanding Community Philanthropy<br />Energizing Entrepreneurship<br />Engaging Youth and Young People<br />http://www.htccommunity.org/<br />
  9. 9. There are existing and potential competitive advantages of inner cities that can support viable businesses and jobs. The inner city can only prosper if it is integrated into the regional and national economy. Inner city distress is as much an economic as a social problem.<br />http://www.isc.hbs.edu/econ-innercities.htm<br />
  10. 10. http://www.isc.hbs.edu/econ-innercities.htm<br />http://www.soc.iastate.edu/staff/cflora/ncrcrd/capitals.html<br />
  11. 11. Most people think of the rural Midwest as one big farm.<br />Yet industry and manufacturing have always been a key part of the rural Midwest economy. <br />In fact, today more smokestacks than silos dot the rural landscape.<br />http://www.thechicagocouncil.org<br />
  12. 12. Tools for assessing assets <br />
  13. 13. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW<br />Community, Customers, Potential Customers, Visitors, Potential Visitors, Residents, New Residents, Workers, Labor Force, Commuters, Congregation, Students, Constituents…. <br />
  14. 14. HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW<br />The people who live and work in your community, and the people who visit your community.<br />
  15. 15. 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 />
  16. 16. “I’ve lived here all my life and I know what this town needs”<br />
  17. 17. “I’ve lived here all my life and I know what this town needs”<br />“Nuthin ever changes around here”<br />
  18. 18. “We just moved here from the Twin Cities<br />and we know just what this town needs”<br />
  19. 19. Using secondary data to identify assets, opportunities and changes within your community AND Focus discussion on real issues.<br />
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  23. 23. He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts<br />for support rather than illumination<br />Andrew Lang (1844-1912)<br />
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  25. 25. Lafayette County, Wi(pop. 16,419) <br />Between 1960 and 2000 the population of Lafayette County declined by -11 percent <br />During the same period, the State’s <br />Population grew by 36 percent. <br />http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/wi190090.txt<br />
  26. 26. Lafayette County, Wi<br />The Wisconsin DOA estimates that between 2000 and 2035, Lafayette County’s population will increase by 3.4 percent (≈15 per year)<br />Wisconsin’s population is projected to increase by 24 percent during the same period<br />http://www.doa.state.wi.us/<br />
  27. 27. Lafayette County, Wi<br />Between 2000 and 2035 Lafayette County is projected to lose a net of -775 residents through out-migration (≈22 per year)<br />http://www.doa.state.wi.us/<br />
  28. 28. 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 />
  29. 29. 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 />
  30. 30. 758 people may not sound like many, but<br />Lafayette County, Wi<br />
  31. 31. 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 />
  32. 32. Shullsburg, WI<br />642 Shullsburg residents were employed in 2008. <br />What percentage of worked outside of Lafayette County? <br /> a) about 1/3<br /> b) Almost 1/2<br /> c) 59%<br /> d) About 70%<br />http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/<br />
  33. 33. Shullsburg, WI<br />720 Shullsburg residents were employed in 2008. <br />What percentage of worked outside of Lafayette County? <br /> a) about 1/3<br /> b) Almost 1/2<br /> c) 59%<br />d) about 70%<br />
  34. 34. http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/<br />
  35. 35. Shullsburg, Wi<br />What percentage of the 268 people working in Shullsburg in 2008 lived outside of the county? <br /> a) 67 percent<br /> b) about half<br /> c) 1/3<br />d) less than 1/4<br />
  36. 36. Shullsburg, Wi<br />What percentage of the 268 people working in Shullsburg in 2008 lived outside of the county? <br /> a) 67 percent<br /> b) about half<br /> c) 1/3<br />d) less than 1/4<br />
  37. 37. Shullsburg, Wi<br />437 employed Shullsburg residents worked outside of Lafayette County in 2008.<br />
  38. 38. Lafayette County, Wi<br />5,329 employed Lafayette County residents worked outside of Lafayette County in 2008.<br />According to the BEA, Lafayette County residents working outside the county earned $143 million in 2008.<br />http://bea.gov/regional/reis/drill.cfm<br />
  39. 39. Lafayette County, Wi<br />1,318 people worked in Lafayette County in 2008, but lived outside the county.<br />They earned $27 million in 2008.<br />
  40. 40. 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 />
  41. 41. 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 />
  42. 42. Shullsburg, WI<br />There are more married couple households with children than single person households in Shullsburg, WI<br />a) True<br />b) False<br />
  43. 43. Shullsburg, WI<br />There are more married couple households with children than single person households in Shullsburg, WI<br />a) True<br />b) False<br />
  44. 44. Lafayette, County<br />In 2006 there were 346 businesses with employees in Lafayette County. <br /> During the previous twelve months 59 businesses with employees either were “born” or “died”.<br />http://www.census.gov/econ/susb/<br />
  45. 45. Lafayette, County<br />In 2006 there were 346 businesses with employees in Lafayette County. <br /> During the previous twelve months 59 businesses with employees either were “born” or “died”<br /> 59 businesses in one year may not sound like many, but in 5 years, that is equivalent to 85% of the businesses in the county<br />http://www.census.gov/econ/susb/<br />
  46. 46. Interesting, but, SO WHAT?<br /><ul><li>758 people moved into Lafayette County </li></ul> between 2007 and 2008<br /><ul><li> 613 moved out of the county during the same </li></ul> period<br /><ul><li> 71% of employed county residents work outside </li></ul> the county<br /><ul><li> 38% of the people working in the county, live </li></ul> outside the county<br />
  47. 47. Interesting, but, SO WHAT?<br /><ul><li>County residents working in the county earned </li></ul> $143 million in 2008<br /><ul><li> Both parents are employed in 81% of the </li></ul> married couple families with children under the <br /> age of 18<br /><ul><li> There are more single person households than </li></ul> married couples with children<br /><ul><li> 59 businesses appeared or disappeared from </li></ul> the employment rolls in 2006<br />
  48. 48. CEDPI<br />
  49. 49. The Schaffer Star and Progress Triangle<br />DECISION-MAKING“WHAT WE DO”<br />RESOURCES<br />MARKETS<br />SPACE<br />Visible<br />Invisible<br />SOCIETY<br />“WHO”<br />INSTITUTIONS/RULES<br />“HOW”<br />
  50. 50. Appreciative Inquiry<br />
  51. 51. Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry<br />– Focus on the Positive <br />Assumptions of Appreciative Inquiry<br /><ul><li>In every society, organization, or group, something works.
  52. 52. What we focus on becomes our reality.
  53. 53. Reality is created in the moment, and there are multiple realities.
  54. 54. The act of asking questions of an organization or group influences the group in some way.
  55. 55. People have more confidence and comfort to journey to the future (the unknown) when they carry forward parts of the past (the known).
  56. 56. If we carry parts of the past forward, they should be what is best about the past.
  57. 57. It is important to value differences.
  58. 58. The language we use creates our reality.</li></ul>Problem Solving<br />“Felt Need”<br />Identification of Problem<br />Analysis of Causes<br />Analysis of Possible Solutions<br />Action Planning<br />(Treatment)<br />BASIC ASSUMPTION:<br />AN ORGANIZATION IS A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED<br />Appreciative Inquiry<br />Appreciation and Valuing<br />The Best of “What Is”<br />Envisioning “What Might Be”<br />Dialoguing “What Should Be”<br />Innovating “What Will Be”<br />BASIC ASSUMPTION:<br />AN ORGANIZATION IS A MYSTERY TO BE EMBRACED<br />
  59. 59. Appreciative Inquiry in Action<br />
  60. 60. Asset mappingto mobilize local leaders<br />Crawford County Tourism Assessment <br />
  61. 61. Asset Mapping<br />
  62. 62. More from ABCD on asset mapping..<br />
  63. 63. Building A Multicounty Rural Transportation System<br />
  64. 64. Inventors and Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />Education about the right steps to take <br />
  65. 65. Inventors and Entrepreneurs Clubs<br /><ul><li>A supportive environment</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Peer learning</li></ul>Inventors and Entrepreneurs Clubs<br />
  66. 66. Inventors and Entrepreneurs Clubs<br /><ul><li>Using and growing networks</li></li></ul><li>I&E Evaluation results 2009<br />
  67. 67. Gregs I&E Club study<br />
  68. 68. Community Funds: Capturing Community Wealth<br /><ul><li>Crawford County Community Fund
  69. 69. Crawford County 10 year TOW: $220 Million
  70. 70. 5% Capture: $11 Million
  71. 71. Yield: $550,000 for community & economic development</li></li></ul><li>Capturing Community Wealth<br />Crawford County’s Big Break!<br />
  72. 72. Capturing Community Wealth<br />
  73. 73. Capturing Community Wealth<br />Crawford County’s Big Break!<br />
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  75. 75. Questions and sharing <br />
  76. 76. Thank you!<br />Laura Brown<br />Crawford CountyLaura.brown@ces.uwex.eduDan Kuzlik<br />Bill Pinkovitz<br />

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