The Rural Development Briefing Room is new to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) site (described in the July 2, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics
). Easy access to non-metropolitan information is available including Rural-Urban Continuum Codes, Urban Influence Codes, Typology Codes, links to Rural Development Perspectives
and Rural Conditions and Trends,
and metro-nonmetro labor market indicators. A collection of country courthouse photos by Calvin Beale completes the site.