Building Entrepreneurial Communities
Our programs help individuals and organizations access the tools, training, and
planning they need to strengthen and improve their businesses and their communities.
Illinois Extension to give Legislative Update on January 23 to Statewide Local Officials (Local Government Education Webinar)
Illinois Extension offers programming for coal-dependent communities (December Local Government Education webinars)
Handing Off Your Business: The Future of Your Business Without You - Succession Planning (September webinar)
Leadership academies, webinars, and workshops are designed to strengthen the skills and increase the leadership capacity of elected and appointed officials. The webinar series offers timely information on topics that are important to community leaders, decision makers, agency staff, and government officials.
Communities can not only turn to state- and county-level data for decision-making; they can also learn from primary data collected right in their own community. This online tool provides information on how to survey your community, a repository of questionnaire templates that you can edit and modify to meet your needs, and information on where to find secondary data that could also help you think of additional questions to ask your community.
Illinois Extension helps counties and communities develop comprehensive economic development initiatives and engage in participatory planning processes.
Illinois Extension helps local officials and business leaders create economic development strategies and policies that support entrepreneurs and business development.
Sustainable Communities connects Illinois communities to University of Illinois scholars and students, bringing the latest research findings to decision-makers, and helping researchers understand and address Illinois' most pressing sustainability challenges.
Building Entrepreneurial Communities: Strategies for strengthening local economies.
Sustainable Communities: Connects Illinois communities to University of Illinois scholars and students, bringing the latest research findings to decision-makers, and helping researchers understand and address Illinois' most pressing sustainability challenge.
Campus Engagement in Our Unit: SERVICE and LEARNING provides the greatest potential to influence student development academically and socially.
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