On-site registration begins December 4 at the Hilton San Francisco
The New Rural America – Partners and Progress symposium is the second in a series of rural development symposia. The first New Rural America Symposium advised us to think and act regionally. To make regional strategies effective, we were challenged to develop supportive infrastructure for entrepreneurs, seek competitive niches, and reinvent public institutions.
Whether you're from the Corn Belt, Rust Belt or anywhere else in rural America, this symposium will deliver the community economic development best practices to help you enrich your current program.
This year, the Partners and Progress Symposium examines communities in rural America that are breaking all of the molds. Join us in San Francisco to hear from community development practitioners, policy-makers, local officials and residents as they share stories of success and outline pitfalls you want to avoid.
How do you leverage common regional strengths to attract investment capital and solve community challenges? This symposium will help you answer that question and highlight the cutting-edge development work happening in rural communities across the United States.
- Examine newly developed case-studies
- Study rural community economic development best practices
- Network with peers such as:
- Rural practitioners
- Rural development policy makers
- Leading scholars
To complement the symposium, two new courses focused on rural issues are being offered at the NeighborWorks Training Institute in San Francisco: