Economic Development: Small Businesses and Workforce

Small business and workforce development are fields of the broader Community Economic Development practice in which Extension is active.  Educators engage business professionals, civic leadership and residents to analyze economic issues, capitalize on local opportunities/assets, and implement strategies to increase economic well-being and quality of life.

Economic development can be fostered through a variety of approaches and partnerships:   

Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship

Demographic and Workforce Data-mining:

Regional Economic Development Partners: