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Economic and Rural Development

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Provides information on resources and tools available to rural communities.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rural Development.

Many USDA Rural Development grant and technical assistance programs have the potential to support rural communities’ economic development effort and maintain and improve a healthy rural population by leveraging funding assistance to key Administration priorities.

United States Department of Commerce.

"The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States."

United States Department of Labor.

The mission of the Employment and Training Administration is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Reports and summaries of recent trends in employment, educational attainment, and economic indicators in rural areas. 

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Economic development is an important part of strengthening communities by creating and retaining jobs"

Rural Community College Alliance.

"A network and advocacy group that helps build the capacity of member community colleges to improve the educational and economic prospects for rural America."

Appalachian Regional Commission.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) "supports a variety of activities to promote entrepreneurship and business development in the Appalachian Region."