Every community has its challenges, but when I look through this month’s newsletter I am struck by all of the proactive things happening to address those challenges in our community. Our rural economy needs more information about available resources and ways to build our economy, and CALED brought their Rural Economic Development Exchange to Humboldt.

Many in the cannabis industry are struggling, but the County’s new Project Trellis is designed to help mitigate negative impacts.

We have challenges helping our young people take advantage of local education and career opportunities, and HCOE, the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and others are working hard to bridge that gap in understanding and build local workforce.

We have challenges, but we also have many of the tools and creative thinkers we need to address them.
On another note, I would like to wish AEDC’s Keif Chavera the best of luck on her next adventure. Keif has been a strong and steady part of AEDC for many years and we will miss her.

-- Ross