3) Economic development | Resources From the Land

A community can improve its ability to undertake economic development activities by having dedicated and knowledgeable staff devoted to community economic development. Dedicated community resources for entrepreneurship and business development, along with supportive leadership and engaged members, are cornerstones of successful economic development. This next section will help you evaluate your community’s economic development resources and processes:

What resources from the land are available to your community, e.g. timber, minerals, water, agricultural land, hunting, trapping?
How are you taking advantage of these resources now?
What resources will most benefit your community in the future?
Does your community have positive working relationships with surrounding resource managers?
Are resources of cultural and environmental significance being identified and protected?
Is development in your community designed with sustainable development in mind?