Rebuilding a rural economyBy Katherine Dalton for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
Readers of this site might be interested in a recent Daily Yonder newsstory on job creation in southeastern Ohio. This Ford Foundation-underwritten project is trying to create rural jobs by adding value to locally sourced raw commodities, and finding markets for the finished products. In this case, the commodity is wood, and the value is being added by firms from the region surrounding the small town of Trimble, Ohio (pop. 470). For the story, jump here.