Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rural Learning Network conference set for Corning

The conference promotes regional assets for community and economic development and will take place Wednesday, May 13 at the Radisson Hotel in Corning.

Goals include: Highlighting the regional assets of western/central New York; articulate the comparative advantages of the region; encourage communities to build unique niches in a regional context; and explore symbiotic relationships among assets and their multiplier effects.Regional assets are key building blocks in sustainable regional revitalization efforts. These include the skills of the workforce; the vitality of community organizations; the resources of public, private and non-profit institutions; and the physical and economic resources of local places.

To register go to or contact Beverly L. Mancuso, Executive Director Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County at or phone 585-343-3040, Ext. 110.

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