BUILDING NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
The Regional Rural Development Centers are a trusted source of economic and community development data, decision tools, education, and guidance in our nation’s rural communities.
The Regional Rural Development Centers form a one-stop-shop to connect to the nationwide network of land-grant college and university researchers, educators, and practitioners to provide sound information and hands-on, community-level training. The training helps rural communities make science-based decisions about their community and economic development investments.
WHO WE ARE
The Regional Rural Development Centers link research with outreach in the areas of rural economic development. Each Center serves a region of the U.S. and uses its regional network of land-grant universities to conduct research and develop Extension education and outreach programs for the benefit of communities. The four Regional Rural Development Centers are North Central Regional Center hosted at Michigan State University directed under Scott Loveridge, Northeast Regional Center hosted at The Pennsylvania State University directed under Stephan J. Goetz, Southern Rural Devlopment Center hosted at Mississippi State University directed under Steve Turner, and Western Rural Development Center hosted at Utah State University directed under Don E. Albrecht.