BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
Congratulations to the City of West Huntington, Mingo County Redevelopment Authority, and Economic Development Greater East (EDGE) for being selected to be a part of the Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture!
Through the REDI initiative, these groups and associated communities will receive free technical assistance for up to two years to help create and implement actionable economic development plans.
Actionable actionable economic development plans include:
- Evidence-based assessments;
- Quantifiable goals;
- Plans to improve the local and regional economy; and
- Metrics to track implementation and progress.
The USDA’s Innovation Center created REDI to support recommendations identified in the Report to the President from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.