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Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/10/2013
8:30 am-1:00 pm

Location
The University of Mississippi - Center for Math & Science

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Date

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Time

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m
Lunch will be provided.

Registration

Advance registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Register online

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. So, please register early.

Location

The University of Mississippi – Center for Mathematics & Science Education
Multipurpose Room H01
1111 Jackson Ave. W.
Jackson Avenue Center,
Suite G
Oxford, Miss. 38655
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For More Information

Teresa Cheeks Wilson
901-579-4101
teresa.cheeks.wilson@stls.frb.org

Many small and rural communities are struggling to survive. They are challenged to find ways to retain jobs, as well as to keep their best and brightest residents from moving away to nearby cities. Some have found that the best solution to rural economic development may not be to focus exclusively on landing one big factory. Many communities are yielding greater returns through leveraging, connecting and transforming—focusing on the assets that they have and growing their own opportunities by using economic development strategies that include entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

Please join us for this event, which will help you learn more about these strategies to take back to your own community.

Who Should Attend?
Economic development practitioners and students; small-town and county mayors; entrepreneurs; and representatives from development districts, neighborhood groups, community development corporations, workforce development groups, and small-town boards, commissions and chambers

This event is free; however, registration is required by Tuesday, Sept. 3, as space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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