Upcoming Events:

  • Small Business Workshop - Session 3

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1001 Earl Hilliard Rd, Camden
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    10/31 - Small Business Workshop - Session 3
  • Small Business Workshop - Session 4

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Chamber of Commerce, 1001 Earl Hilliard Rd, Camden
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    10/31 - Small Business Workshop - Session 4
  • Holiday Napkin Folding and Tablescapes Workshop

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: 504 First Avenue, Clanton, AL 35045
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    11/05 - Holiday Napkin Folding and Tablescapes Workshop
  • Choctaw County Health Fair

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 401 Vanity Fair Drive, Butler, AL 36904
    Calendar: ACES Human Nutrition Diet & Health
    11/07 - Choctaw County Health Fair
  • The Changing Face of Aging

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Jon Archer Agriculture Ctr. 1070 Schillinger Rd, No.
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    11/12 - The Changing Face of Aging
  • Alabama Certified Crop Advisor Training

    Time: 1:00 PM -
    Location: AU Beef Cattle Unit
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    12/02 - Alabama Certified Crop Advisor Training
  • Estate Planning

    Time: 9:00 AM -
    Location: Pell City Civic Center, 2801 Stemley Bridge Rd., Pell City
    Calendar: ACES Consumer Science & Personal Financial Mngt.
    12/10 - Estate Planning
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Resources and Publications

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Building the Infrastructure for Rural Prosperity

Community-based initiatives that foster citizen engagement and support workforce development are critical to the success of rural communities. An effort underway here in Alabama is... more

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

Strategies for Small Town Success

Leaders in struggling rural communities and small towns often pin their hopes for economic prosperity on the recruitment of a large manufacturing plant to “save”... more