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Tupelo: The Evolution of a Community

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This book tells the remarkable story of Tupelo, Mississippi's emergence as a national model for homegrown community development. Tupelo is located in Lee County, one of the poorest counties in one of the poorest states in the Union. Today, both city and county are thriving. The author uses this case study to demonstrate that community development is often a vital component ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 28th 1999 by Kettering Foundation Press (first published January 1999)
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Brendon Rae
Sep 02, 2014 Brendon Rae rated it really liked it
How can a community from one of the poorest areas of Mississippi be a leader in Community Development, and have (amongst other things) a National Baldrige Award wining Health Care facility

"There must be consensus that the community's problems are the rightful concern of all its citizens. There also must be institutional and cultural mechanisms to address those problems. Without the proper mechanism to engage the problems, there is both demoralization and defeatism. The very survival of the commu
Kate Sherrod
Apr 30, 2012 Kate Sherrod rated it it was amazing
Read this many years ago, when I was neck deep in economic development arguments as a city council member in a very small (under 2000) town. Lots of good stuff in here. LOTS. Thinking it's time for a re-read...
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