Investing for Prosperity

This is a new guide to economic and community development that offers hundreds of ways to achieve prosperity in fast-growing rural regions. This attractive and well-researched book brings together many of the latest innovations that rural communities across North America are using to grow their economies, improve their towns, and build their "social capital." One of the book's key findings is that communities in the Sierra Nevada can diversify and expand their economies in ways that were never possible over the last 150 years, thanks to new technologies and the market premium put on the Sierra's natural assets.