Sunday, June 23, 2024

New University Center Website Launched in Arkansas


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center for Rural Resilience and Workforce Development has recently launched a new website dedicated to showcasing the resources and services provided through its latest program. This initiative aims to bolster economic growth and workforce development efforts throughout the state.

In a significant development in November 2023, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) granted a substantial 0,000 fund over a five-year period to the Cooperative Extension Service’s Community, Professional, and Economic Development department. This funding was allocated to establish and manage a University Center, which differs from a physical location as it functions as a vital resource for the state’s economic development landscape. Particularly, this program has a strong focus on supporting rural marginalized communities, including Hispanic and Marshallese populations.

For further details on the program, interested individuals can visit the website at This new initiative seeks to address economic challenges and enhance workforce opportunities in Arkansas, with a specific emphasis on underserved communities.

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