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Regional Economic Development

Major socio-economic shifts related to globalization and technological change are affecting the ability of many small towns and rural places to maintain productive and sustainable economies. The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development works with key partners across the country and with the other Regional Rural Development Centers to address these issues.

In addition to emphasizing entrepreneurship and self-employment strategies, the Center is widely-known for its work on Targeted Regional Economic Development.

We offer the following resources for researchers, extension educators and community-development practitioners: