Community, Regional and International Development

Recent emphases include the consequences of economic restructuring, rural revitalization, policy design and analysis, and the linkages between sustainable development strategies and land use.

We examine the interconnected processes of social and economic development in US and international settings. We also translate what we learn to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities, particularly in small towns and rural regions in diverse geographic contexts.

Community, regional and international development researchers working in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State.

Penn State's Center for Economic and Community Development helps create new opportunities for people living throughout Pennsylvania.

CSIS focuses on regulated public utilities, consumer complaints, education and low income utility consumer issues.

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This Fact Sheet provides basic analysis of state tax information between the years of 2004-2012 as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The Fact Sheet updates similar analysis conducted in previous years, and provides a more current perspective on Marcellus shale activity and state taxes. The data continue to show distinct differences between counties with Marcellus Shale gas drilling and those without, and that major economic benefits from Marcellus shale development are going to local residents, regardless of the presence of ‘non-local’ workers.

One of four federally-funded regional centers coordinating rural development research in the U.S., the NERCRD coordinates the initiatives of the rural development faculty from the 15 land-grant institutions in the Northeast region.

The purpose of the Rural Youth Education (RYE) Study is to increase understanding of the educational, career and residential plans of youth in rural Pennsylvania.