"Preface," by Ken Deavers. 1. "Reinventing Rural Policy Research," by J. Norman Reid and David W. Sears. Part I: DEFINING DEVELOPMENT TARGETS. 2. "Building Local Economic Development Strategies," by Ron Shaffer and Glen C. Pulver. 3. "Applying Strategic Planning to Rural Economic Development," by Robert Blair and B.J. Reed. Part II: MOBILIZING INSTITUTIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT. 4. "Catalyzing Bottom-Up Development with National Policies: Canada's Community Futures Program," by David Freshwater and Philip Ehrensaft. 5. "Stimulation of Economic Development Through Worker Cooperatives," by Carla Dickstein. 6. "Community Involvement in Education as a Rural Development Strategy," by Ginny Eager. Part III: STANDARD DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES. 7. "Manufacturing Recruitment as a Rural Development Strategy," by Kevin T. McNamara, Warren Kriesel, and David V. Rainey. 8. "Volunteer Visitor Business Retention and Expansion Programs," by Scott Loveridge, Thomas R. Smith, and George W. Morse. 9. "Technical Assistance Services and Rural Business Startups: A Four-State Study," by Terry F. Buss and Mark G. Popovich. 10. "The Importance of Local Airports to Rural Businesses," by Richard J. Reeder and Cory Wanek. Part IV: TARGETING SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT. 11. "Prisons and Rural Communities: Making the Most and Losing the Least from a Growth Industry," by Katherine A. Carlson. 12. "Mending the Circle: Peer Group Lending for Micro-Enterprise Development in Tribal Communities," by Schuyler Houser. 13. "Helping the Unemployed Start Businesses: A Potential Rural Development Strategy," by Jules H. Lichtenstein. 14. "Targeting Market Failures in Natural Resource Industries as a Rural Development Strategy: The Case of the Maine Potato Market Improvement Fund," by Stewart N. Smith. Part V: STRATEGIC THINKING FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. 15. "Some Communities are Successful, Others are Not: Toward an Institutional Framework for Understanding the Reasons Why," by George R. McDowell. 16. "Successfully Matching Development Strategies and Tactics with Rural Communities: Two Approaches," by David W. Sears and J. Norman Reid. Index.Sears, David W. is the author of 'Rural Development Strategies' with ISBN 9780830413393 and ISBN 0830413391.