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Breakthrough Solutions

Breakthrough Solutions is an award-winning, next-generation strategic planning and development program of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service with partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Contact Dr. Mark Peterson at (501) 671-2072 or to learn how you can improve improve your community or region's economic future.

Save the Date for our 2019 Breakthough Solutions Conference on June 25-26!

 Save the Date graphic for 2019 Breakthrough Solutions Conference scheduled for June 25-26 in Little Rock

  • Learn about the 9 Pillars of vibrant, sustainable communities and how you can implement them in your community or region.
  • Learn how your community can become connected in the 21st Century Economy.
  • Get to know Breakthrough Solutions partners and what they can do for your community.
  • Identify new economic development strategies that leverage your existing economic base.

A Look Back at the 2018 Breakthrough Solutions Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop:
Strengthening the Opportunity Pipeline in Your Community/Region

Conference keynote speaker, Liesl Voges, talks about Great Places Create Great Opportunities Breakthough Solutions partner, Ken Hubbell of Hubbell and Associates sketching the conference
Keynote Speaker Liesl Voges Ken Hubbell captuing conference highlights
8 people huddled around drone during Change Lab Participants talking with Small Business Administration and Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center representaives abour new economic opportunities
Exploring use of drones Considering small business opportunities
Participants discussing opportunities for repurposing vacant buildings Small group discussion on strategies for attracting millennials
Opportunities for re-purposing vacant buildings Brainstorming ways for attracting millennials

Conference Materials

Pre-Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda

Change Lab Topics and Speakers


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