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Aspen Institute-Community Strategies Group

About Us

Since 1985, the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group (CSG) has been committed to equitable rural prosperity. We work towards a future where rural communities and Native nations are places where each and every person belongs, lives with dignity, and thrives. CSG serves as a connecting hub, designing and facilitating action-inducing peer learning among national organizations, leaders, and policymakers to collaborate and learn from these rural practitioners. CSG advances an asset-based and systems-building approach to community and economic development.

  • Has a network of the nation’s most innovative and dedicated rural community and economic development practitioners
  • Created and provides the Thrive Rural Framework