Downtown Revitalization By USDA
Many rural communities are engaged in revitalization efforts to renew downtown areas and restore them to their former prominence as a center of community activity. This guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.
International City/County Management Association
Helps advance professional local government worldwide. Our mission and vision is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives worldwide.
Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington
The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is a private, non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to promote excellence in Washington local government through professional consultation, research and information services.
SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization
The SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) is a regional planning agency which performs and coordinates a variety of functions. Established in 1972, SEAGO is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist local governments in seeking cooperative solutions to area wide problems; to provide a forum for regional policy development and serve as a coordinating link between municipal, county, tribal, state, and federal agencies.
Arizona Rural Develpment
The Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to building collaborative partnerships across community organizations, government, and the private sector for the benefit of rural Arizona. AZRDC is working to enhance the vitality and capacity of rural communities by linking business and policy leaders and others who want to connect with the people, communities and resources in rural Arizona.
USDA Rural Development
We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations. We provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs.
Government Finance Officers Association
GFOA encourages all governments to utilize performance measures as an integral part of the budget process. Over time, performance measures should be used to report on the outputs and outcomes of each program and should be related to the mission, goals and objectives of each department.
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
To help establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will;
result in useful information for users of financial reports, and
guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.
Alliance For Innovation
an international network of progressive governments and partners committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations. We seek out innovative practices, challenge existing business models, exchange knowledge, and provide products and services that help our members perform at their best.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.