An article on 10 ways to reinvent rural regions appeared in the November 2003 issue of The Main Street Economist, produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Center for the Study of Rural America.
Another noteworthy article, which appeared in the publication's March 2004 issue, suggests that rural stakeholders need new forward-looking measures of competitive capacity, gauging, for example, a region's workforce, lifestyle, innovation, and financial and informational capacity. These measures will be discussed in future issues of the publication.
The Center for the Study of Rural America tracks rural and farm economic trends and focuses on rural economic and policy issues. The articles may be viewed at www.kc.frb.org.