The Western Rural Development Center's 2017 Annual Report is now available and highlights the Center's activities and accomplishments including the Area Sector Analysis Process, Small Business Innovation Research Outreach and Technical Training, and the Rural Workforce Development Research and Extension Program. The report also includes details about the Center's awards, books, and magazine.
Don Albrecht, WRDC Director, writes in the report, "I have deep roots in rural America. I grew up on a farm in a small and isolated rural community where the nearest doctor was 50 miles away. After leaving the farm, I have spent my entire professional career seeking to understand rural America and suggesting programs and policies to address the problems and concerns of rural residents." Read the report.