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Upcoming Events

Global Appalachia Workshop - October 24–26, 2016

Date: October 24–26, 2016
Location: Appalachian Regional Commission
1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C.

Members of the ARC Export Trade Advisory Council and Network Appalachia (NET A) transportation planning and development group will meet October 24–26 in Washington, D.C., for the Fall 2016 Global Appalachia workshop.

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Housing Assistance Council’s Rural Housing Conference - November 29-December 2, 2016

Date: November 29-December 2, 2016

Location: Renaissance Washington DC
999 Ninth St NW
Washington, DC

The biennial National Rural Housing Conference brings together stakeholders in the field of rural affordable housing from local nonprofits, federal agencies, Congress, state and local governments, and other industry leaders for two-and-a-half days of training, discussion and networking. The Conference typicall features around 40 workshops where participants will learn best practices for housing development, organizational management, resource development and innovative approaches to housing and community development. The Conference also includes a pre-Conference day, packed with gatherings for coalitions, association, and working groups.

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Rural America at a Glance - United States Department of Agriculture Fact Sheet

An important indicator of economic recovery is employment. After several years of stagnation, the pace of employment growth in rural areas increased in 2014. Employment gains were significantly higher over the past year compared to previous years in the recovery period, although rural employment remains below pre-recession levels. Rural areas continue to experience population loss, higher poverty rates, and lower educational attainment than urban areas.

View Rural America at A Glance - United States Department of Agriculture Fact Sheet



White House Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Empowers Creative Economic Development in Rural and Urban Communities

Local Foods, Local Places, an effort to support communities that are building local food systems, is empowering local leaders and citizens to strengthen their communities

Learn more about the Local Foods, Local Places

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