At ECDI, we believe successful economic and community development encompasses a range of strategies. We work with communities and regions throughout the state in a diversity of areas, including community assessment and asset mapping, strategic planning, civic engagement, and tourism development, among other things. We administer the Rural Alabama Initiative, funded by Extension, which has committed $1.3 million to support 148 projects statewide since launching in 2007. Many of these projects focused on youth and adult leadership and workforce development.
Last Updated: May 20, 2014