Regional Economic Development
Are you interested in building equitable and strong local economies in rural communities? If so, Cooperative Development might be for you! The Cooperative Development Center at Lake County Community Development is now hiring a Program Coordinator. Summary: The Cooperative Development Center at Lake County Community Development Corporation (LCCDC) brings resources, education and technical assistance to…
Called the Rural Innovation Initiative https://ruralinnovation.us/rural-innovation-initiative/ , the program seeks to assist rural areas interested in building local work spaces, as well as creating digital skills training programs to give residents the skills and the work space needed to take on remote jobs, or to start their own companies.
Although Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) has unfortunately remained in the shadow of the more glamorous economic development practice of Business Attraction, BRE has shown it is more effective when it comes to addressing the fundamentals of growing and sustaining a healthy local economy.