Upcoming Events:

  • Making Money Count

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Cottage Grove Community Life Center, Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church, 188 County Road 30, Kellyton
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/05 - Making Money Count
  • Making a Difference in the Lives of Others Leadership Seminar

    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Calendar: ACES Community Resource Development
    05/08 - Making a Difference in the Lives of Others Leadership Seminar
  • Making Money Count

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Cottage Grove Community Life Center, Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church, 188 County Road 30, Kellyton
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/12 - Making Money Count
  • Making Money Count

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Cottage Grove Community Life Center, Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church, 188 County Road 30, Kellyton
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/19 - Making Money Count
  • Small Business Workshop

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: Fairhope Public Library
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/19 - Small Business Workshop
  • Small Business Workshop

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: Fairhope Public Library
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/21 - Small Business Workshop
  • Making Money Count

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Cottage Grove Community Life Center, Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church, 188 County Road 30, Kellyton
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/26 - Making Money Count
  • Small Business Workshop

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: Fairhope Public Library
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/26 - Small Business Workshop
  • Small Business Workshop

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: Fairhope Public Library
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    05/28 - Small Business Workshop
  • Alabama Private Pesticide Applicator Training Course Region 1

    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: 13112 Alabama Highway 68, Crossville, AL 35962
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
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    06/04 - Alabama Private Pesticide Applicator Training Course Region 1
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Knowledge is Power: Preparing Leaders for Alabama Economic Development

Preparing Alabama leaders for economic development success is a responsibility that we take very seriously at Auburn University (AU). Effective economic development can transform communities... more

Building the Infrastructure for Rural Prosperity

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Agritourism in Alabama

Agriculture and tourism are two of Alabama’s largest industries.  While agriculture has been the traditional backbone of the state’s economy for generations, tourism is a... more

Broadband, Digital Literacy and Rural Prosperity

In June 2006, Auburn University’s Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) hosted the Alabama Rural Roundtable. This event brought together about 60 key decision-makers and... more

Civic Engagement and Economic Development

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ... more

Desktop Archeology

It’s been way too long since my last post. I should have been writing about the ECDI project to bring broadband adoption training to... more

Economic Development Broadly Defined

I love economic development. It is a big, wide, wonderful field that plays a critical role in our society and affects people’s lives in... more

A Tool for Community Engagement

If you’ve been reading my posts you know that I am a big believer in the power of civic engagement. I believe... more

Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE)

While sorting through some old files, I recently ran across an old EDI activity report from May 2000. That report referenced a meeting with... more

What Does an Excellent Community Look Like?

The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) – http://www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org – program is the state’s finest example of cooperative effort.  The ACE Board of Directors includes representatives from... more