A collection of PowerPoint files from presentations on economic development given by Center staff and/or partners.

Socio-Economic and Demographic Change in Pennsylvania: Implications for Extension

A presentation delivered at the 2014 Penn State Extension Conference by Stephan Goetz

Why We Need Federal Statistical Data for States and Counties (Choices Magazine)

By Mark D. Partridge (Ohio State University), Stephan J. Goetz (Penn State), and Maureen R. Kilkenny (National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy). Published in the September 2013 edition of Choices magazine.

Economic and Socio-Demographic Trends in the Northeast US

PowerPoint 2007 presentation, 22.1 MB

Presented by Dr. Stephan Goetz, Director, The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and Penn State Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics. Prepared for the Northeast 4-H Program Leaders' Summer Meeting, July 30, 2013.

2013 AFRI Small and Medium Sized Farms and Rural Development meeting

Presentations from the AFRI Small and Medium Sized Farms & Rural Development FY 2013 Project Director (PD) Meeting. Welcome and meeting overview by Robbin Shoemaker, National Program Leader, Economics, for NIFA

POWERPOINT: Small Business Development and Rising Self-Employment

PDF document, 1.6 MB

Opportunities for Land Grant Universities. Presentation by Stephan Goetz, February 2009.

Presentations from 2012 AFRI Meeting

Presentations from The AFRI-Small and Medium Sized Farms & Rural Development FY 2012 Projector Director (PD) Meeting. Welcome and Meeting Overview by S. Sureshwaran the National Program Leader for NIFA

Promoting Self-Employment and Entrepreneuship as Workforce Development Strategies

PDF document, 797.9 KB

Presented by Dr. Stephan Goetz, The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO on September 19, 2012.

POWERPOINT: Capturing the Benefits of Cruise Ship Tourism in Portland, Maine

PDF document, 331.8 KB

PowerPoint supplement to the 2010-2011 NERCRD Highlights Webinar Series

POWERPOINT: Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

PDF document, 1.1 MB

Supplement to May 2011 webinar

POWERPOINT: Mapping Community Characteristics for Enhancement of Recent Immigration Population Front End Support Systems

PDF document, 1.7 MB

POWERPOINT: Small Business Development and Rising Self-Employment

PDF document, 1.6 MB

Opportunities for Land Grant Universities. Presentation by Stephan Goetz, February 2009.

Targeting Regional Economic Development: A PowerPoint Presentation (2007)

PDF document, 777.8 KB

RDP38 - Targeting Regional Economic Development: An Outline of a National Extension Educational Program. Stephan Goetz, Steven Deller and Tom Harris, July 2007

Incentivizing the Missing Middle: The Role of Economic Development Policy

PDF document, 2.0 MB

Dr. Heather Stephens, Assistant Professor of Resource Economics and Management at West Virginia University, gave an invited presentation at the Northeast Center on October 23, 2019. The presentation, titled "Incentivizing the Missing Middle: The Role of Economic Development Policy" described the findings of a paper written by Stephens and her co-author, Carlianne Patrick of Georgia State University.

Expanding Direct Marketing through Farm Shops (Curtis)

PDF document, 681.4 KB

On-farm shops/stores, where producers can sell their products, are popular direct marketing avenues in the UK and in some Eastern US states, but there are very few in the West. Kynda Curtis of Utah State University presented on a study aimed at developing best practices and economically feasible models for incorporating farm stores into direct-marketing operations in the Intermountain West. PDF file.

Rural Development Trends and Issues in the Northeast US

PDF document, 11.9 MB

A presentation delivered by Stephan Goetz at the Northeast Regional Rural Development Community and Economic Development Meeting, Boston, MA, August 25-28, 2014.

Economic Development Priorities for Federal Stastical Data

PDF document, 691.5 KB

A presentation delivered at the AAEA meeting in Minneapolis, MN July 27-29, 2014.

Regional Approaches to Rural Vitality (presentation file)

PDF document, 12.7 MB

A PDF of the presentation delivered by the RRDC leadership to NIFA on 5/28/2014.

R-and-D Grant Funding from Maryland Industrial Partnerships (Gist)

PDF document, 914.5 KB

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program accelerates the commercialization of technology in Maryland by jointly funding collaborative R&D projects between Maryland companies and University System of Maryland faculty. This presentation includes highlights of how the program works, funding and application information, and specific examples of successful projects. PDF file.

Food Tourism (Slocum and Curtis)

PDF document, 1.2 MB

As agricultural producers look to diversify their operations, food tourism is gaining momentum. An investigation into food tourism best practices in Utah was presented by Kynda Curtis of Utah State University and Susan Slocum of George Mason University.

Hemp and Hop Outlook

PDF document, 2.4 MB

Presented by Claudia Schmidt and Alyssa Collins at the 2019 Summer Outlook Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, August 15, 2019.

Entrepreneurship Education and Outcomes

PDF document, 4.0 MB

"Entrepreneurship Education and Outcomes in Estonian Higher Education Institutions," presented by NERCRD visiting scholar Anne Poder at the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference in New Orleans, January 6, 2020.

Network analysis in regional science: new insights from old tools?

PDF document, 6.5 MB

Stephan Goetz delivered this presidential address at the 2019 North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, on November 15, 2019.

Trends, Issues and Opportunities for Northeast Land Grant Universities at the Rural-Urban Fringe

PDF document, 4.2 MB

Presented by Stephan J. Goetz at the 2018 NERA/NEED Joint Summer Meeting, Bethany Beach, DE, June 5, 2018.

NACDEP 2018: Tourism and Extension - Creating best practices to better help rural communities develop business opportunities

PDF document, 5.1 MB

The presentation file of the 2018 NACDEP session presented by Douglas Arbogast, Daniel Eades, and Heather Manzo.