Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Webinar: Learn how regional clusters of industries can boost economies in rural areas

Some rural regions have found economic success in the development of clusters, in which related industries support each other, directly and indirectly. The phenomenon will be explored Thursday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 3:30 EST, in a free webinar, "Rural Approaches to Regional Clusters."

This webinar is open to all interested stakeholders in rural economic development, including journalists, but the content is specifically designed for economic development planners, university centers, local elected officials and members of the private sector. The webcast will explore current practices in rural regions that have adopted statewide cluster strategies intended to drive economic growth in a more cohesive manner.

Showcased on the call will be the Alaska Forward initiative of the Alaska Partnership for Economic Development and the Innovation-Led Economic Development Initiative of the Mississippi Technology Alliance. This webinar will be hosted by the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation, with funding through the "Know Your Region" program funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. To register, click here.

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