Helping people + places prosper in a changing world
Emergent Opportunities provides regional economic development planning and coordination for rural communities. Our mission is to build just and prosperous regional economies that work for all of the people within them, and which inherently incentivize good stewardship of the land.
We believe that the world is changing rapidly, and that we need large-scale coordination, coalition-building, and well-defined plans of action to ensure that rural people and places benefit and prosper from these changes.
To ensure this, we work with groups of leaders and citizens to identify the opportunities and challenges that lie before their communities, recognize the assets they have in store, and organize to make a better future for their communities and the places they are rooted in.
What We Do
Project Management and Operational Support
Telling the Stories We Need Now
We believe that America’s rural places are centers of opportunity for sustainable growth and development. We believe that the stories you tell determine the direction you take, and that narratives of rural decline often recounted in both news and economic literature are insidious and self-fulfilling.
We have seen first-hand the incredible vibrancy and vitality of rural places across America. From the mountains to the sea, from every state of our union, there are success stories that need to be told, because we believe that success follows on success, and that positive models are needed and useful.
As such, our final core focus area is storytelling: on helping to share and spread what’s working, and how, and why.