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Jun 13, 2017

This special episode of More Power To You comes to you from the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Institute's Community Strategies Group (CSG) and Rural Development Innovation Group (RDIG), the event focuses on the unique importance of infrastructure in fueling economic development in rural communities.

The event kicks off with opening remarks from CSG Executive Director Janet Topolsky and RDIG's Connie Stewart, Executive Director of the California Center for Rural Policy.

The event is moderated by Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Senior Reporter at NPR's Marketplace. The panelists represent three different types of intermediaries: a tribal government, a local government, and a community foundation. The three case studies illustrate different types of infrastructure challenges faced by rural communities, and examples of innovative solutions to spur economic growth.

A technical note: the audio feed at the Institute was not operating for the first minute or two of the event, so the recording starts in the middle of Janet Topolsky's opening remarks.

Recorded May 22, 2017.

Published Jun 12, 2017.