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Rural Seminar And Strategy Session On Federal Economic Development Policy, 10/26, Billings, Montana

October 7, 2010View for printing

Rural Seminar and Strategy Session on Federal Economic Development Policy Where does Rural Montana fit in the Urban-centric World of Washington DC?

REGISTER ... CTION=INTRO TODAY to take part this important seminar. Learn of trends that are emerging that could change funding opportunities for rural Montana. Join attendees in formulating a strategy and action plan to address these issues.

 Date: October 26, 2010

 Location: MSU-Billings, Downtown Campus, Broadway III-A, 2804 Third Ave. North, Billings, MT

 Lodging: Best Western ClockTower Inn, 2511 1st Ave. North. Ask for the MEDA Block to receive the $80 room rate. Dial 406.259.5511 to make your reservations. Rooms are being held until October 18th.

 Parking: If you are staying at the ClockTower Inn you can leave your car and walk a few blocks to the seminar location at 2804 Third Ave. North, Room Broadway III-A. Or, Parking Garage 1 is about a block away. Visitor parking is available on the roof level of the garage.

 Cost: Free

 Sponsors: Please contact MEDA ( if you would like to sponsor a break or lunch.

9:00- 9:15am Welcome and Introductions, MEDA President Jim Davison

9:15 - 10:30 An Overview of Federal Policy Dynamics, Definitions and Funding for Rural States and Places Chuck Fluharty, President, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)

10:30 - 10:45 Break 10:45 - Noon Federal Policy Directions in Economic Development and Sustainable Communities Matt Chase, Executive Director, National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

Noon Working Lunch

12:30 - 2:30pm Strategy Session: Mobilize Rural States and Places for the Future

2:30pm Wrap up and Closing

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