ExCEED, MU Extension
1100 University Avenue
226A Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-0001
Community economic development, rural wealth creation, community capital framework, value-chains, regional and local food systems, economic resilience, income inequality, economic impact analysis, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
Mallory Rahe approaches her work in the area of community economic development with an emphasis on assisting community groups that are engaging in economic development projects or considering public investment options. She provides applied research, data analysis and trends, and supports strategic planning process through the rural wealth creation framework. Rural wealth creation emphasizes developing an economy that seeks to reorient community assets to unmet market demand through a process that prioritizes local businesses, examines and plans for the careful management and growth of many forms of wealth in addition to financial wealth, and that wants to help everyone more fully participate in the economy.
Mallory joined MU Extension in July of 2019 after 8 years at Oregon State University Extension as a Community Economist. She has a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, and an MS and BS in Agricultural and Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois.