Research & Communication

Our publications on rural issues, including Beyond the Interstate: The Crisis in Rural Alabama and Crossroads and Connections: Strategies for Rural Alabama, have significantly influenced rural development discussions, policies, and programs in Alabama. Our Uniontown research on civic engagement, sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, is used as an education, training, and research tool throughout the nation. ECDI publishes the quarterly ACTION newsletter on Alabama-related economic and community development topics. ECDI conducts workforce/demographic profiles and economic impact analyses for Alabama communities and regions using EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists) software.

Last Updated: May 20, 2014