What is Rural? – Organizations
National Center for Frontier Communities
The national organization dedicated to the issues and concerns of frontier communities. Serves as a national clearinghouse, conducts research, informs policy, and provides education on issues of importance to frontier communities.
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded
by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Works to
identify rural health problems through policy-relevant
analyses, geographic and graphical presentation of data,
and information dissemination.
Rural Information Center
Provides information and resources, referral services and links to funding sources for local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; libraries; businesses; and citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.
U.S. Census Bureau
Provides statistics, data, surveys and other programs on the population, economics, education, foreign trade, housing, construction, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and more of the U.S.
USDA Economic Research Service
Anticipates trends and emerging issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. Conducts economic research on these topics to inform and enhance public and private decision making.