Many smaller and rural communities in the West have been traditionally reliant on natural resource extraction as an economic driver and cultural cornerstone. Recognizing the often ‘boom and bust’ nature of these industries, communities across the West have begun to plan for and invest in additional economic sectors. Learn and share innovative strategies rural communities are using to build a stronger, more resilient workforce and economy, while creating vibrant, desirable counties in which to live, work and play.
ConferenceThe Western Interstate Region is affiliated with the National Association of Counties and is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo. These interests include public land issues (use and conservation), community stability and economic development, and the promotion of the traditional Western way of life.
Building Stronger Economies in the West is a part of 2017 WIR Conference.