The WealthWorks training program provided me with a new understanding of sustainable economic development within an innovative framework that infuses traditional economic development methods with an influx of community development. WealthWorks is demand-driven and builds on place, strategically linking rural communities into the broader regional economy. The training provided by WealthWorks will enable me to assist my community with identifying and comprehensively building on existing and underutilized local assets, creating value-added economic opportunities and promoting sustainable community and regional economic growth and prosperity.
Ryan Coffey, Land Use Educator for Newaygo County
Michigan State University Extension
Note: Ryan Coffey is a participant in the first WealthWorks Training session, which runs December 2013 to September 2014. We're delighted to share the perspectives and experiences of our colleagues and partners participating in WealthWorks Trainings. You can read more about the trainings at our WealthWorks page.