Central City Site for Regional Revitalization Meeting

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Dena Beck, REAP Business Specialist, denab@gtmc.net Phone: (308) 528-0060 or Sharon Hueftle, SCEDD Executive Director, sharonh@scedd.us Phone: (308) 995-3190
Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a partner of the Nebraska Development Network - Central Region (NDN-CR) is collaborating with the South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD) to sponsor Regional Revitalization through Community Development, a series of workshops to bring community development to rural communities.

The second of three planned Regional Revitalization through Community Development workshops will be held Wednesday, July 16th in Central City at the Community Room.  The dinner meeting will begin at 5:30 PM.
Topics for the evening include Untapped Opportunities for Community Revitalization by Lindsay Papenhausen, DED,  Myth Busting about Ethanol  by John Hay, UNL Extension, and Regional Successes through Collaboration  by PK Partnership & Garfield/Valley Tourism.
"The Nebraska Development Network-Central Region has a long history of bringing community members and service providers to the table, and the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project is thrilled to be a part of that," said Dena Beck, REAP Business Specialist and NDN-CR Co-Chair. 
Pre-register by July 9 by contacting SCEDD at 308-995-3190 or sharonh@scedd.us.  All community patrons and anyone interested in information regarding Opportunities for Community Revitalization, Myth Busting about Ethanol or Regional Successes are encouraged to attend.
"The South Central Economic Development District is delighted to partner to bring these workshops to the rural communities in the SCEDD region," said Sharon Hueftle, SCEDD Director.

Future Regional Revitalization through Community Development workshops are planned for November with the location to be announced.  
More information about REAP can be found at http://www.cfra.org/reap. The Center for Rural Affairs receives funding for REAP from the Nebraska Microenterprise Development Act, Community Development Block Grants through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, United States Department of Agriculture and other sources.  

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