Teresa Kittridge Presents at the Rural Policy Forum

Teresa Kittridge presented a Keynote Presentation at the 2018 Rural Policy Form, held August 8-10, 2018, in Wickenburg, Arizona. This gathering of  rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, tribal communities, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities is unlike anything of its kind. The forum is presented by  the Local First […]

USDA Secretary Perdue Presents Findings on Rural Prosperity to President Trump

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will ceremonially present today the findings of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to President Donald J. Trump at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. On April 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the task force “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory […]

RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty presents at National Energy Conference 2016 – Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future

April 8, 2016  Coal communities in the Central Appalachian region are bearing the consequences of a global energy transition. Demand for coal continues to decline as utilities switch to natural gas-fired generation and renewable energy resources, while regulation of fossil fuel pollutants has become more stringent due to concerns about public health and the global […]

RUPRI President, Chuck Fluharty, to participate in discussion of White House Rural Council at NADO Policy Conference

April 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am The Future of the White House Rural Council Established by President Obama in 2011, the White House Rural Council has provided a framework for addressing challenges in rural America. In launching several successful initiatives designed to grow the rural economy, the council has worked to streamline federal programs, […]

USDA/RUPRI Conference: Expanding Capital in Rural America through the Intermediary Relending Program

January 26, 2016 – January 27, 2016 Please join USDA Rural Development and RUPRI for a two day conference and technical assistance training event focused upon capital expansion in Rural America. The Intermediary Relending Program is an important resource for rural communities. Join established leaders in the field, who will provide perspectives on challenges they have overcome, […]

RUPRI President and CEO Chuck Fluharty to present at NACo NADO Innovation Challenge for Coal-Reliant Communities program

November 18, 2015 – November 20, 2015 NACo and the NADO Research Foundation, with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), are pleased to announce the eight teams selected for the final round of the Innovation Challenge for Coal-Reliant Communities program.  The selected teams—led by counties and regional development organizations and including a broad range of […]