Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

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Register now for What Works in Rural Business Innovation conference
Registration is open for the Northeast Center's acclaimed What Works workshop, scheduled for May 15-17, 2017. This year's conference theme is Rural Business Innovation and Economic Development, and the event will be held in conjunction with the annual conferences of Create West Virginia and Universal Design Today, at the Civic Center in Charleston, WV. Early bird pricing is available until Friday, April 7, 2017.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development News

Analyzing farmer networks is focus of new training manual
April 3, 2017
A new publication in the Northeast Center's Rural Development Working Paper series provides guidance to Extension educators on analyzing existing farmer networks. Economic and social networks organized around local and regional food systems or value chains have the potential to increase traditionally underserved farmers’ access to the resources, skills and scale of logistical or distribution assets that are prerequisites for profitable expansion into urban markets.
Register now for What Works in Rural Business Innovation conference
March 30, 2017
Registration is open for the Northeast Center's acclaimed What Works workshop, scheduled for May 15-17, 2017. This year's conference theme is Rural Business Innovation and Economic Development, and the event will be held in conjunction with the annual conferences of Create West Virginia and Universal Design Today, at the Civic Center in Charleston, WV. Early bird pricing is available until Friday, April 7, 2017.
Adding grads and going green can brighten economic outlook
March 30, 2017
Attracting college graduates and boosting natural amenities may give communities a double shot of economic growth potential, according to economists.