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 Community & Economic Development Resources 

Southern Economic Development Council -  SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. They have members in 17 states in the American South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

Community Development Institute Central - The Community Development Institute (CDI) is a resource for community and economic development training. CDI teaches the skills and strategies to make an immediate impact on communities. CDI is beneficial for any community leader: elected officials, economic and community developers, city planners, nonprofit professionals, and more.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission - The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying our state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas.

Arkansas Economic Development Institute - AEDI's mission is to provide research and strategies to state, community and industry leaders to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life in Arkansas.

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives - AEDCE represents professional and volunteer economic developers and chamber executives in Arkansas. AEDCE’s objective is to advance, through educational and professional efforts, the business climate and quality of life in Arkansas by the development of employment opportunities through economic growth and community development.

Arkansas Community & Economic Development Alliance - ACEDA is an informal network with representatives from government agencies and organizations supporting Arkansas communities, regions, nonprofits, businesses and other organizations. The network provides information about technical assistance or funding through grants or loans, and more

Delta Regional Authority - The DRA works to improve regional economic opportunity by helping to create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of the 10 million people who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state Delta region

Delta Center for Economic Development - The Delta Center for Economic Development coordinates the economic development outreach services of A-State and works to provide a comprehensive approach to serving the businesses, governments, and citizens of Arkansas. Services offered through the Delta Center range from helping to retool today’s workforce to training the current and future leaders of Arkansas corporations. 

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