2022 Year End Report
Thanks to all of you, Radically Rural accomplished so much this year!
  • 1 amazing hybrid summit with:
    • 569 attendees from 35 states
    • 80 speakers
    • 17 full-length sessions
    • 9 Livability SLAM presentations
    • 9 wonderful track leaders from 8 partner organizations
    • 7 in-person roundtable conversations
    • 1 national PitchFork Challenge with 6 exciting pitches and a $10,000 cash prize given to our winner
  • 8 virtual roundtable conversations with 8 incredible partner organizations and 200+ attendees
  • At least 12 mentions in the press
  • 12 monthly challenges with participation from you!
  • 50+ meetings with rural individuals and organizations from all over the county, connecting folks to resources, networks, and more
  • 2 freely distributed guides for rural entrepreneurship (PitchFork & BusinessLab)
What's on the docket for 2023?
  • Mark your calendars for the 2023 Radically Rural National Summit on September 27th & 28th. Registration will open by February 1st.
  • Stay tuned for information on our upcoming virtual roundtables. We will cover topics of volunteerism, coworking, and so much more.
  • More monthly challenges. Have new years resolution that you think would benefit rural communities? Let us know!
  • Livability SLAM 2023. Submit your ideas and initiatives now.
Monthly Challenge
Shop Local
As the holiday season approaches, think about investing your dollars back into your local community. Keep your town thriving by contributing to your local economy and supporting your friends and neighbors. Check out this article from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for more reasons you should shop local this gift-giving season and all year-round.
Mary Ewell shared one of her favorite local yarn shops with us this month: Bloom Woolen Yarns.
What's Working
Tell us what's working in your community to be featured in an upcoming newsletter!
From entrepreneurship to clean energy to the arts, we want to hear what your community is doing right. Help us inspire rural communities across the country by sharing the programs and organizations that make your community great.
Other Events and Resources
Rural Electric Vehicle (EV) Toolkit
This toolkit is meant to be a one-stop resource to help rural communities scope, plan, and fund electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. A rural stakeholder—such as an individual property owner, business, town, or planning agency—can use the toolkit to identify key partners for a project, take advantage of relevant planning tools, and identify available funding or financing to help make that project a reality. Visit the site here.
Building the New Forest Future: Ensuring Climate Resilience
January 17 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

Is your community prepared for the effects of climate change? We’ll examine what communities can do today to ready themselves for environmental changes. Register here.
Survey of Rural Challenges
Share your community's challenges with Save Your Town. They provide practical ways to shape the future of rural communities and your answers help them respond to real-world needs. Take the survey.
2022 Radically Rural Summit Sponsors
Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
25 Roxbury St.
Keene, New Hampshire 03431
United States

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