Community and Government

Community and Economic Development programming helps community leaders, residents, and communities build capacity to make timely and effective decisions, use information wisely, and engage the community in working together better. Extension Educators design and deliver educational programs and technical assistance in various settings, including workshops, small group consultations, and online tools and resources.

The mission of University of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development is to help communities drive creative and informed decision-making that enhances their quality of life. Our experts help communities identify strategies to create and retain local businesses, creating a solid economic base for your community.

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Community Broadband Development


Programming and planning resources to ensure families and businesses have fast, reliable connectivity.