California Company Hosts Study to Improve Rural Economic Development

June 24, 2021

Forty-three rural communities across the U.S. will have the chance to join a study to increase economic development capacity and business retention. The communities chosen for the study will partner with California-based BluDot and will be able to access their platform and data for six months, from August 2021 to January 2022.

The study is made possible by a Small Business Innovation Research Grant award announced last month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. These grants are specifically focused on improving the quality of life in rural America, including improving their economic vitality, enhancing the efficiency and equity of public and private investments, and building diversified workforces in regions that are subject to poverty and inequality.

Communities interested in signing up for the study must do so before July 15, 2021.

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