At Penn State, there are numerous resources available for community and economic development practitioners. Penn State affiliate resources include:

Economic and Community Development

Penn State's Center for Economic and Community Development helps create new opportunities for people living throughout Pennsylvania.

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is located at the Pennsylvania State University and collaborates with land grant institutions in the northeast U.S.

Cooperative Extension

Various units within Cooperative Extension, including Economic and Community Development, are available to assist individuals within Pennsylvania and provide a wealth of resources for practitioners.

Environment and Natural Resources Institute

The mission of this institute is to improve understanding and management of living systems, landscapes, and human-environment interactions with the objective of sustaining and enhancing ecosystem services and human-well being.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment

The mission of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is to expand Penn State's capacity to pursue the newest frontiers in energy and environmental research by encouraging cooperation across disciplines and the participation of local, state, federal, and international stakeholders.

Population Research Institute

This institute encourages, organizes, and supports innovative research and training in the population sciences.

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Strengthened by the individual and collaborative contributions of economists and sociologists, the department excels in research, teaching and outreach focusing in four interrelated areas: agriculture and food; environment and natural resources; community, regional and international development; and population processes and change.

Social Science Research Institute

The mission of the Social Science Research Institute is to promote research encompassing the wide range of skills and perspectives that are needed to solve complex social problems.

Community, Environment & Development Undergraduate Major

The Community, Environment and Development (CED) major is a new interdisciplinary degree designed for students wanting to develop the critical skills needed to solve the tough problems associated with sustainability.

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