A piece in the American Conservative relates the story of the death of a reader's Texas Panhandle town.
Due to a confluence of government policies - from Roosevelt to Reagan, economics and weather the region was battered in the mid-80's and has never recovered.
The story provides a really stark illustration of the impact of government and macroeconomic policies on the lives of real people and communities.Read the Entire Article
Federal Programs Related to - Rural Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of management support to encourage the establishment and growth of business and industry in rural areas. Rural Industries
Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development
Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.
Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones