CU and the Rural Development Innovation Group

Communities Unlimited, Inc. is a member of the Rural Development Innovation Group (RDIG) and is engaged in rural community and economic development across Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alabama. 

The next Rural Development Innovation Panel, Rural Grown, Local-Owned Manufacturing, will be September 8th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET. It can be attended in person or via livestream to register CLICK HERE.

America's Rural Opportunity is a six-part series of panel discussion and livestream events exploring innovative and proven approaches to rural economic development. The first panel discussion was moderated by Ray Suarez, broadcast journalist and host known for his work with Talk of the Nation, PBS News Hour and the Inside Story, and hosted in Washington, DC on February 10, 2017.


Rural Development Innovation Group

Convened in 2016 by the Northern Forest Center, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, and the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group, the Rural Development Innovation Group is made up of rural development practitioners, intermediaries and others who have been deeply involved in advancing rural community and economic development through “wealth-building” approaches that add value to local assets, create jobs and build regional and local capacity to adapt to changing conditions.

The Group’s principal goals are to accelerate the adoption, adaptation and impact of innovative rural development strategies and convene key innovators to increase leadership, learning and dissemination to the field.

In tandem, the group is developing new partnerships to turn our proven ideas into better opportunities for rural places via federal policy and philanthropic strategy.

Click HERE to visit the RDIG's website and learn more about the members and upcoming events.