Center for Rural Communities

About CRC

The Center provides research and consultation services to support data-driven community programming and development in the north woods.  Go
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Assets & Amenities

We are developing a public database of assets and amenities that make rural communities a good places to live.  Go
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Great Lakes Islands Project

The Great Lakes contain the largest, most diverse collection of freshwater islands in the world. Of the 32,000 islands in the Great Lakes, nearly twenty continue to host communities of people, typically a mix of year-round and seasonal residents and transient visitors. While present-day island communities are uniquely distinct from one another in character, traditions,...  Go
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