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December 2019
The AEDCE Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course will be held April 6 - 9, 2020. Registration for the course will open on January 2, 2020.
Arkansas Counts Census Summit - January 16th

Together, we will ensure a complete and accurate 2020 U.S. Census count for Arkansas. The Arkansas Counts Census Summit will be an opportunity to learn and share how to ensure every Arkansas resident is counted, especially hard-to-count populations.
We invite local complete count committee members, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, employers, and engaged residents who want to help reach hard-to-count populations to join Arkansas Counts to launch a statewide movement to Get Out the Count. Register today to learn more about:

  • Communication
  • Canvassing
  • Immigrant community engagement
  • Accessibility sites
  • 30-day countdown outreach

Breakthrough Solutions
Lighting the Fires of Revitalization Workshop
Attn Community Developers: Breakthrough Solutions is hosting a one-day workshop on community revitalization and how to get the process started in your town.

January 15th in Little Rock and to learn more, please contact Emily at elsmith@uaex.edu .

December AEDCE Member Spotlight
  • Alana Pinchback with the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce
Together Arkansas Opioid Response Initiative

Please share this with your members!

The AR State Chamber, AR Blue Cross and Blue Shield, AFMC, and Walmart announced the launch of Together Arkansas, an opioid response initiative to help employers prevent, prepare, and respond to opioid and substance abuse issues in the workplace. These FREE resources are available to any employer in the state so please share with your members and join us as we create a healthier, drug-free workforce.