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Rural economic development webinars

The Arizona Commerce Authority’s rural webinar series provides expert strategies, assistance and resources to help empower Arizona’s rural economies.

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Rural Manufacturing Resources

Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Arizona MEP) has been working diligently to help Arizona manufacturers pivot operations and overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how Arizona MEP has supported local manufacturers return stronger from COVID-19, featuring David Garafano, executive director of Arizona MEP.

Speaker: David Garafano, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Programs and Executive Director of Arizona MEP

Date: 12-1 p.m., Tuesday, October 27 on Zoom

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Webinars for rural economic development professionals and stakeholders are held twice monthly.

October 27, 2020
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Rural Manufacturing Resources

Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Arizona MEP) has been working diligently to help Arizona manufacturers pivot operations and overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how Arizona MEP has supported local manufacturers return stronger from COVID-19, featuring David Garafano, executive director of Arizona MEP.

Speaker: David Garafano, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Programs and Executive Director of Arizona MEP

Date: 12-1 p.m., Tuesday, October 27 on Zoom

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November 10, 2020
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Using Data for Economic Development

Experts from the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Office Economic Opportunity will review data tools that economic developers and others can use to showcase their communities’ best features. These tools will help identify workforce and infrastructure strengths and opportunities, create customized maps to share with potential investors as well as identify Opportunity Zones projects, investors and experts.

Speakers: Shawn Niedorf, Senior Vice President of Research, Arizona Commerce Authority; Andrew Knochel, Director of Economic Development Research, Arizona Commerce Authority; Jim Chang, State Demographer, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

Date: 12-1 p.m., Tuesday, November 10 on Zoom

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Webinars for rural economic development professionals and stakeholders are held twice monthly. Sign up to be notified when the next webinar is announced.

Past Webinars

Business Planning in the COVID-19 Era
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Rural Economy COVID-19 Recovery Forecast

 

 

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The Ins and Outs of the Community Reinvestment Act
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Optimizing USDA Grant and Loan Programs
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Navigating EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance
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