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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Understanding Your Opportunity Zones
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Understanding Your Opportunity Zones

Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains towards community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities. 

This webinar provides a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations for cities, philanthropies, advocates, and private sector representatives interested in equitable development outcomes throughout our nation's 8,761 newly designated Opportunity Zones to think about now. 

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12th Annual Rural  Policy Forum - Wickenburg, Az
Aug
9
to Aug 10

12th Annual Rural Policy Forum - Wickenburg, Az

  • Wickenburg Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in Wickenburg, August 9th and 10th for the 12th Annual Rural Policy Forum, a gathering of  rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, tribal communities, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities.

This is an opportunity to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories from around Arizona that give rural leaders like you the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Culture and History as an Economic Driver
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series - Culture and History as an Economic Driver

History and culture are two of the many aspects that make living in small-town Arizona so wonderful. Residents can enjoy the magic of Route 66 or the ruins of ancient civilizations right in their backyards. This history that contributes to making our homes so special can be leveraged in healthy ways as an economic driver. Join us, this month, as we learn about organizations and places across the state that use their historic assets to generate revenue for the community and educate on the past. 

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Redecorating Your Community: How to Fight Blight
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Redecorating Your Community: How to Fight Blight

Blight is an issue that rural communities are constantly faced with. From illegal dumping of waste and lack of recycling options to dealing with dilapidated buildings and contaminated sites, there's a lot to do to keep towns clean and healthy. In this webinar, we will hear from three individuals who have contributed in redecorating their community from tatters to treasures.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar Series- Straight from the Source: Solutions and Barriers to Engaging the Youth

Rural communities face unique and evolving challenges that, unless confronted, can be detrimental to the entire spectrum of opportunity for its residents. Specifically, when it comes to youth retention, rural communities are struggling with two major problems: 1. engaging youth with enticing opportunities and 2. retaining them post-secondary education. In this webinar, we will hear from a spectrum of panelists offering a high school, college, and young adult perspective. We will also hear from an active youth organizer who has several years of experience in working with younger populations. 

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Food for Thought: Addressing Food Insecurity and Supporting our Local Farmers
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Food for Thought: Addressing Food Insecurity and Supporting our Local Farmers

Solutions to address food insecurity are unique for every rural community, though we can learn from the creativity implemented by others across Arizona. This webinar will help you consider how to leverage your community's resources and utilize your role to increase access to healthy local foods and support your hometown farmers. 

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Avoid Burnout And Help Others Succeed
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: How to Avoid Burnout And Help Others Succeed

Being part of the STP (Same Ten People) in your hometown can be taxing. You serve on multiple committees, Volunteer and work in addition to running a household. While you enjoy being involved in your community, inevitably, you start to burn out. While time management tools can help keep us organized, what keeps us motivated and engaged? Join us to learn what successful people are doing to avoid burnout and find the ever elusive "balance" in life. If you are telling yourself there is not time for this webinar, that is affirmation that you need this more than anyone! Please join us!

 

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Leveraging Your Localness
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar: Leveraging Your Localness

This webinar will be led by Kimber Lanning, founder of Local First Arizona. Combining her experience as a small business owner and founder of the nation's largest local business coalition, Kimber will help you find new ways to position your business in these quickly changing times. 

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Walkin' On Main - A Celebration of Historic 89A & the Verde Valley
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Walkin' On Main - A Celebration of Historic 89A & the Verde Valley

The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with the annual Walkin' on Main event, November 11th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local First Arizona is a proud title sponsor of this Main Street event.  Enjoy local Arizona wine, art, shopping, and live music all day in an outdoor setting surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood.  This is a free, family-friendly, community event for all.

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LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Highlands Center
Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

LFA Business Coalition Mixer - The Highlands Center

Join Local First Arizona and Credit Union West for a very special evening networking opportunity and celebration of International Credit Union Day with fellow independent businesses, community members, and local leaders on Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Solutions for Rural Development Webinar ~ Economic Trail Blazing: How to Harness Backyard Ecotourism
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Solutions for Rural Development Webinar ~ Economic Trail Blazing: How to Harness Backyard Ecotourism

“Solutions for Rural Development” is a webinar series that addresses a number of topics pertaining to development issues, specifically in the context of rural communities. Topics rotate on a monthly basis with new speakers, examples, and ideas coming from all corners of the state. 

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The Arizona Living Economy Forum
Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

The Arizona Living Economy Forum

Are you part of the local solution? 

The Arizona Living Economy Forum (ALEF) is a signature event for growing prosperity in our community. ALEF is bringing together visionary speakers from around Arizona to talk about what's working locally and share tools to grow a more united, prosperous community. ALEF is creating a template for how we learn from one another and become true change makers in our own communities. 

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Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Rural Development Webinar: Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access

As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. This month, our webinar covering various issues in the rural development process, will hear from four highly experienced and knowledgeable professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation. 

Attendees will learn:

  • Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
  • Alternative solutions
  • How to work regionally or within a county
  • How to leverage any and all existing resources
  • Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
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Webinar: Generating Solutions for Rural Development: A 'Refresh' of the National Main Street Framework - Part 1
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Generating Solutions for Rural Development: A 'Refresh' of the National Main Street Framework - Part 1

Over the last couple of years, the National Main Street Center has developed a "Refresh" of the Main Street framework to ensure that it remains the country's most effective approach to traditional commercial district revitalization.

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