Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is dedicated to providing research-based information that helps create regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and cluster-based innovation, while assuring balanced uses of natural resources in livable communities in the northeastern United States.

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January 19, 2022

Funded Ph.D. opportunity in recreation/leisure, parks, and tourism or related field (WVU)

The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites Ph.D. applications for a funded project (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture) that aims to better understand tourism sustainability indicators as related to COVID-19 in rural gateway communities in eastern US.

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December 9, 2021

Farewell to longtime NERCRD scholar, Dr. Sarah Rocker

Congratulations to former NERCRD Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Sarah Rocker, who accepted a position as a National Program Leader with USDA NIFA, effective November 22. Rocker’s three-year tenure with the NERCRD ended on September 1.

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December 7, 2021

NERCRD welcomes new members to its Board and TAC, and thanks outgoing members for their service

The NERCRD annual meeting that took place virtually November 4-5, 2021, marked a change in the makeup of the Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee as follows.

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December 7, 2021

NERCRD 2021 Annual Meeting sets stage for 2022 plan of work

Members of the Northeast Center's Board of Directors (BOD) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met virtually in early November to review the Center's progress towards its goals and adopt the 2022 plan of work. In the upcoming year, NERCRD priority issues are: labor and workforce development; economic development, resilience, and innovation; tourism; food systems and agriculture; and general capacity building. To support these issues NERCRD will also prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion; climate change; and rural-urban interactions as cross-cutting areas.

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