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New University Center Website Launched in Arkansas

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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 https://www.uaex.uada.edu/business-communities/community-workforce-development/eda.aspx. 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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