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November 6, 2012

Presentations from the AFRI-Small and Medium Sized Farms & Rural Development Project Director Meeting held in Miami, FL are available on NERCRD's website. Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Liang for providing these resources.

November 6, 2012

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR) is working with the UNH and other partners to better understand how nitrogen pollution flows into New Hampshire's Great Bay. The goal of this project is to generate and share the best science available on non-point nitrogen sources in streams and rivers that drain to Great Bay, as well as how the science can support local and regional decision-making. Contact Charlie French (charlie.french@unh.edu) for more information on this project.

November 6, 2012

On November 9-10, 2011 the Role of Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery conference was held in Washington, DC. Stephan Goetz was invited to serve on the Panel -Strengthening Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Urban and Rural Communities. View pdf.

November 6, 2012

What is the water quality in private water wells in rural Pennsylvania before and after the drilling of nearby Marcellus Shale gas well? Read the research.

November 6, 2012

A high number of fast-growing firms are concentrated in unexpected regions and industrial sectors. Read the full report.

November 6, 2012

A new OECD report provides analysis showing how less developed regions can be potentially important sources of growth. Read why the government should be concerned.

November 6, 2012

Dr. Stephan Goetz of NERCRD gave a talk entitled" The Scale and Diversity of the Northeast Food Distribution System" at the ESS/SAES/ARD national meeting on September 25, 2012.

November 6, 2012

Dr. Stephan Goetz of NERCRD gave a talk entitled "Promoting Self-employment and Entrepreneurship as Workforce Development Strategies" at The Future of Workforce Development: Where Research Meets Practice Conference, September 19-20, 2012.

November 6, 2012

As a way of diversifying local economies, many communities have adopted economic development strategies that support businesses of local residents. In a paper coauthored with Atlanta Fed economist Anil Rupasingha, Dr. Goetz discusses the growing impact of self-employment and its variation in urban, suburban, and rural contexts.