Massachusetts Rural Development Council – “The Massachusetts Rural Development Council, Inc., (MRDC) a not for profit corporation, serves as a partnership between the national government, Massachusetts state government, municipalities, private for-profit and private not-for-profit sectors to provide development opportunities for rural Massachusetts residents. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural Massachusetts while preserving the characteristics that give rural communities their unique sense of place.”
Franklin Regional Council of Governments – “The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) is a regional municipal services and planning organization based in the upper Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts.”
The Center for Rural Massachusetts – studying and promoting controlled growth in rural Massachusetts. Site includes summaries of research projects.