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Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities Recap: Colorado

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    Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities Recap: Colorado

    NACo the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation hosted the Strengthening Economies in Colorado: A Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities on September 19-20th, 2018 in Delta County, Colo. through the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration-Denver Regional Office.

    This educational and interactive forum was designed to convene and assist counties and regions in Colorado experiencing economic and other community challenges due to changing conditions of the coal industry. This forum brought together stakeholders from local, regional, state and federal government, as well as nonprofit and private sector partners, to learn and share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification and other economic development efforts. During the event, plenary sessions, small group discussions and mobile tours covered a variety of topics including strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, the creative economy, downtown revitalization, local foods, energy, and workforce development.

    Below, explore the resources from the forum.

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    Setting the State: An Overview of Economic Diversification

    • Erik Pages, Entreworks Consulting

    Diversification & Revitalization through the Creative Economy: Lessons Learned from Appalachia & Colorado

    • Doug Jackson, Virginia DHCD
    • Margaret Hunt, Colorado Creative Industries

    Roadmaps to Diversification: Plans in Action Across the West

    • Hon. Lena Fowler, Coconino County, Ariz.
    • Jeff Kiely, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments
    • Marion Bentley, Western Rural Development Center/Utah St. Univ.

    Strengthening Workforce Development through Philanthropic Partnerships 

    • Elaine Demas, Telluride Foundation
    • Drew Petty, Markle Foundation

    Building Stronger Economies in the West: Outlook & Opportunity

    • Mark Haggerty, Headwaters Economics

    Building Stronger Economies in Colorado: Utilizing State Partners

    • Danielle Lendriet, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade(OEDIT)
    • Rosy McDonough, Colorado Minority Business Office & SBDC Network (OEDIT)

    Building Stronger Economies: Utilizing Federal Partners

    • Sallie Clark, USDA Rural Development

    Roadmaps to Diversification: Efforts Across Colorado

    • Shawn Gardner, ENGAGE, Delta County, Colo.
    NACo the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation hosted the Strengthening Economies in Colorado: A Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities on September 19-20th, 2018 in Delta
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NACo & NADO convene and assist counties and regions in Colorado experiencing economic and other community challenges due to changing conditions of the coal industry

NACo the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation hosted the Strengthening Economies in Colorado: A Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities on September 19-20th, 2018 in Delta County, Colo. through the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration-Denver Regional Office.

This educational and interactive forum was designed to convene and assist counties and regions in Colorado experiencing economic and other community challenges due to changing conditions of the coal industry. This forum brought together stakeholders from local, regional, state and federal government, as well as nonprofit and private sector partners, to learn and share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification and other economic development efforts. During the event, plenary sessions, small group discussions and mobile tours covered a variety of topics including strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, the creative economy, downtown revitalization, local foods, energy, and workforce development.

Below, explore the resources from the forum.

Setting the State: An Overview of Economic Diversification

Diversification & Revitalization through the Creative Economy: Lessons Learned from Appalachia & Colorado

Roadmaps to Diversification: Plans in Action Across the West

Strengthening Workforce Development through Philanthropic Partnerships 

Building Stronger Economies in the West: Outlook & Opportunity

Building Stronger Economies in Colorado: Utilizing State Partners

Building Stronger Economies: Utilizing Federal Partners

Roadmaps to Diversification: Efforts Across Colorado

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