University of Nevada Extension Aides Economic Development in Rural Areas

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Many farming communities in Nevada are suffering from a weak rural economy. However, researchers at University of Nevada, Utah State University and University of Idaho have formulated a method that, when implemented, can give rural communities a big economic boost.

The method involves in-depth economic analysis of each community, identifying community preferences and the assets they have to offer. Each area is then paired with businesses and industry types that are compatible with their available resources. In this way, University of Nevada Professor Tom Harris says, the program functions as an industry dating service, pairing work forces to business employers. The program also seeks to help communities strategize what areas they can improve upon and what assets they should capitalize on.

Learn what communities have been engaged, how their developing and the resulting impact here.

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