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CECD collaborates to present community and economic development resource fair

K-State Engagement E-News, January 2008 (PDF)

by Dan Kahl

The Center for Engagement and Community Development co-hosted the Community and Economic Development Resource Fair at K-State Salina last November. The resource fair was intended to alert participants to new resources available to community and economic development practitioners.

The two-day fair focused on community assessment materials and K-State resources on day one, and showcased Federal, State, and Organizational service providers on day two.

Through the use of video-conferencing, participants were guided through web-based resources by University of Illinois Extension Leadership Development Specialist Dr. Anne Silvis. This was followed with an exploration of resources at K-State accessible through the CECD. K-State Research and Extension attendees complimented the value of having new access to resources through the CECD website.

The event also provided information and presentations from USDA Rural Development, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Network Kansas, the Small Business Development Center, and the work being done by Kansas Communities, LLC. The event was co-hosted by the KSRE Community and Economic Development Professional Development Team.