Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Workshop on Rural Community Economic Development

Tags: Community Economic Development, Training

Client Name: Potsdam College, Town of Schroon Lake

Client Type: Education/Research Institution, Local Government

Year: 1989

Location: New York

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. prepared and co-presented, with the North Country Economic Research Center of Potsdam College, a two-day workshop on rural community economic development to leaders in the Town of Schroon Lake, New York. Day One of the workshop included developing a collective vision for the future of Schroon Lake using a variety of group and individual activities, and an introduction to economic development theory for rural communities as it applies to Schroon Lake. Day Two included the presentation of community case studies representing three types of development strategies, as well as a discussion of organizing for action and resources available to support community action. The workshop was designed for replication in other rural communities.

...thank you for participating in the Economic Development Seminar held in Schroon Lake on December 13 & 14, 1989...The seminar has been rated a success by all who attended. Everyone is looking forward to proceeding with great enthusiasm toward the VISIONS of Schroon Lake's future.    
- Mrs. Beryl Denton, President, Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.