Planning is the key to realizing community goals.
At Illinois Extension, we know that transformational leaders embrace change and drive critical conversations. Community needs can evolve quickly, and you want someone you can trust to help you assess your community's needs and consider all options. Illinois Extension is your partner every step of your journey. With the right information and committed partners at the table, your community can thrive. Connect with one of our community development specialists. Watch an informative webinar. Schedule a one-on-one meeting or invite Extension to your next community meeting.
It begins with a few simple steps
Here is how we help communities like yours
Customized Planning Process
Community Food Systems
Making sure you have the tools and resources that you need
Community Broadband Development
- Rural Vitality in Northern and Central Illinois - Paper recently released by Mark C. White, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Illinois
- Building Local and Regional Food Systems - Developed by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program
- Downtown and Business District Market Analysis Toolbox - Developed by University of Wisconsin Extension
- Investing in Rural Recovery: Survey of Rural Development Stakeholders, released October 2021 by the Regional Rural Development Center