U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development
Rural Gateway Peer-to-Peer Conference Call
Economic Development Assistance in Rural America:
A Discussion of Best Practices
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm EDT
The Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) invites you to take part in our next Peer-to-Peer conference call. Scheduled for May 9, 2013, this call will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the current issues related to economic development activities throughout Rural America.
Leaders of federal economic development organizations will share their knowledge of successfully implementing economic development activities that have expanded and created opportunities and improved the economy for those living in Rural America. Various organizations will have an opportunity to discuss and share issues related to economic development and the impact it has on Rural America.
Conference call participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about best practices, discuss the challenges of developing economic development activities within rural communities, and establish contacts for future reference.
Join HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration as we engage rural community leaders in this open forum.
Speakers will include:
Valerie G. Piper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
Tom Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce;
Phil Paradice, Director, Economic Development Administration’s Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. Department of Commerce; and
Topics to be discussed:
Robert E. Olson, Director, Economic Development Administration’s Denver Regional Office
Economic Development Assistance Program and upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcements
The types of economic development activities developed and implemented
Performance outcomes of the economic development activities
Public and Private sources of funding to carry out projects
Best practices and lessons-learned
Format of the call:
Call-in instructions and additional materials will be emailed to participants on May 8, 2013
. The call will consist of a 60 minute presentation by our speakers, including a Q&A session.
Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than close of business on May 8, 2013
. Please include your name and organization.
If you have any questions, please call 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).