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Strategic Planning in Arkansas Communities and Regions

Arkansas communities and regions face great challenges as well as opportunities. Their viability depends on their ability to understand the forces impacting them and utilize their assets to become vibrant, sustainable and resilient. To support communities and regions in the development process, the UA Community & Economic Development offers assistance to Arkansas community and regional leaders through the following programs:

  • Breakthrough Solutions – creating vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities and regions
  • Stronger Economies Together – developing & implementing an economic development blueprint for a multi-county region
  • Programs developed with local leaders to address specific community and regional needs

In addition, publications are available and developed upon request to assist leaders understand the social, economic and demographic trends that are affecting their communities.

For more information and to request assistance in making your community vibrant and resilient, contact your local county extension agent, email or call (501) 671-2299.

The following strategic planning programs and resources assist Arkansas communities and regions build local capacity to improve their social and economic well-being and create vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities:




Social, economic and demographic conditions

Socio-Economic & Demographic Profiles

Important indicators of social, economic and demographic conditions and trends of counties, regions and the State of  Arkansas.

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