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Provided by Heartland Center for Leadership Development, Lincoln, Nebraska, January 2012.
The Heartland Center for Leadership Development is an independent, non-profit organization developing local leadership that responds to the challenges of the future.
The 20 clues are taken from the Heartland Center’s Clues to Rural Community Survival, a landmark study profiling thriving small towns and reservations. The list of vital characteristics provides an “ideal” benchmark against which people can measure their own community. It moves people naturally from theory, to strategy, to action.
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