Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Economic Development Training for Municipal Leaders

Project Title: Creating Regional Investments and Strategic Partnerships

Increased globalization and economic downturns have buffeted rural communities throughout Arkansas. Decisions about how to respond and rebuild a rural community’s economic base often fall to municipal leaders, many of whom lack the staff, knowledge and resources to develop effective economic development strategies. Through group training and one-on-one mentoring, this program helps municipal leaders develop road maps for increased quality of place that attracts families and businesses and creates sustainable economies.

Funder: USDA
Project Start: 07/13/2015
Project End: 12/30/2017