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.

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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:

Resources for Researchers

Business Retention and Expansion

Business Retention and Expansion Resources 

Targeting Regional Economic Development

A joint initiative of the regional rural development centers

Webinars, Presentations, and Conference Proceedings

Webinars, PowerPoint files, and resources from economic development conferences

Economic and Community Development Publications

Key Community Development Contacts In the Northeast US

National Association of Counties (NACO) News Room