The 2012 Rural Policy Forum is now open for registration. Make sure to take advantage of the early bird special and register today. In addition the event details including the agenda and grantmakers attending are now posted. We look forward to seeing you August 9th and 10th!
The Supplier Connection is a consortium of large companies has formed to build Supplier Connection, a free, Web-based portal that allows small businesses to more easily apply to become suppliers to large companies. No cost to register for either party (according to FAQ).
The Rural Assistance Center has listed a Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program by the USDA.
The Rural Passenger Transportation Technical Assistance Program, funded through a Rural Business Enterprise Grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is designed to assist rural communities enhance economic growth and development by improving community transportation services. Public transit can help support a wide range of other economic development initiatives. Program objectives include helping small and emerging businesses and stimulating economic development through new and improved transportation programs. The program provides planning assistance for facility development, transit service improvements and expansion, new system start-up, policy and procedure development, marketing, transportation coordination, training and public transit problem solving activities.
The 2012 Rural Policy Forum will connect rural nonprofits with grant making organizations that fund in rural communities; including corporations, foundations, government and other grant making entities. The event will provide an opportunity for skill-building, networking, building relationships and educating each other about the needs and services in rural Arizona.
This years policy forum is set to take place August 9th and 10th, 2012.
More information will soon be posted on event details and registration information.
The AAED Spring conference is scheduled for May 11th – 15th, 2012 and is titled A New Approach – Creating a positive future for Arizona – visit the AAED website for more information on this event.
AAED is successful because of the diversity of its members. There are numerous ways in which to get involved with AAED.
AAED is a working organization that utilizes volunteers from its membership to form committees and achieve objectives. It is through this active involvement that the volunteer member recognizes the real benefit of association in this important organization.
Committees – the heart and soul of volunteer organizations – allow members to demonstrate leadership and management skills. By actively participating in AAED members help the organization remain the top professional economic development association in the State of Arizona.
The Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC) is Arizona’s official, federally-recognized State Rural Development Council in the National Rural Development Partnership. State Rural Development Councils are composed of the agencies and organizations that play a part in developing the rural areas of their state. As a result, federal, regional, tribal, state and local governments, along with non-profits and for-profit sectors, all play an important role in the work of each council.