Publications">A Call to Action for Workforce Development Boards
The U.S. Department of Labor publishes a">guide, in conjunction with a">Strategic Boards Tool-kit for State and Local Workforce Development Board members and staff to use to strategize and apply continuous improvement.">Center for Economics Studies and Research Data Centers Research Report: 2018
New Census publication offering an overview of the Center for Economic Studies and the Research Data Center program, including news, research publications, data releases, and ongoing research including">new data and research on Intergenerational Mobility and Business Formation statistics.">WIOA Youth Retention & Recruitment Resources
Many young people being served by WIOA Youth Programs have various challenges preventing them from their full participation. Developing strategies is key to enrolling young people and keeping them engaged and retained is critical to their success.">Co-op-fever Comes to Butte Montana
This Non-profit Quarterly article highlights a town’s journey using Cooperatives to strengthen economic development and add value to their local economy during a time of recovery after a local food market failed.">Local Colleges May Be A Panacea for Rural America's Healthcare Gap
Forbes article weighs in on a multitude of advantages on why rural areas benefit with partnerships of higher education institutions and local health services to address rural healthcare workforce shortages.

Event Opportunities">Proactive and Reactive Society: Focus on Rural Mental Health 
Aug 12, 2019 | Webinar

AgriSafe Network provides free webinar focusing on the Rural community to share simple tools to help break a stagnant cycle and strengthen relationships.">NATIONAL SBIR ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE 2019
August 12 – 16 | Tucson, AZ; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, NM and Boulder, CO
September 16- 20 | Burlington, VT; Albany, NY; New Brunswick, NJ; State College, PA; and College Park, MD
SBA Road Tour connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding with a focus on next generation research & development led by the SBA with 11 participating federal agencies.">Improving Health Equity through Rural Economic Development 
Aug 13, 2019 | Webinar

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps offers free seminar featuring discussion on the connection between economic development and health equity feature true stories how specific efforts like food availability and exercise have had a specific positive impact on health factors in rural areas.">2019 National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES) Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination
September 24-26, 2019 | Washington, DC
Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures, host this event that will bring Tribal leaders together with representatives from federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia to build networks and explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests.">National Rural Economic Developers Association Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2019 | Kansas City, Missouri
Conference features discussions relating to the advancement of rural development and the achievement of social and human service objectives in rural areas.