Stronger Economies Together (SET) 


Stronger Economies Together (SET) enables communities and counties in rural America to work together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint for their multi-county region that strategically builds on current and emerging economic strengths of the region.

Creating and retaining jobs as a single rural county in isolation from other nearby counties is becoming increasingly ineffective.  In today’s global marketplace, economic development progress is more likely to be realized when rural and metro counties work together as a region to assess their resources and then design and implement plans that build on their assets and comparative economic strengths. 

Benefits of Participation in SET VI

Participating regions receive:

  • Step-by-step coaching to guide the design and implementation of practical and viable regional economic development plan;
  • In-depth data tailored to the region, describing its current and emerging clusters, comparative economic advantages, and detailed demographic and socio-economic information;
  • Tools to uncover local assets and resources that can advance the region’s economic strategies; and,
  • Targeted technical assistance from key experts to guide the initial stages of implementation of regional goals and strategies.  


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