East Arkansas Planning & Development District recieves grant for data collections

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

East Arkansas Planning & Development District has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) for the continuation of a data collection project, EAPDD Communities Plus.

The specialized program helps to strategically match businesses, communities and public and private partnerships through the use of key economic development data, according to EAPDD.

“EAPDD is excited to be able to continue with our Communities Plus initiative. This work will continue to position our region to better support and grow existing employers through increased community involvement,” said Melissa Rivers, EAPDD executive director.

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