2019 Small Town Rural Development Conference

April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019 all-day
Crystal Mountain
Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist, CEDAM
517-485-3588 ext. 1944

We are excited to present the 14th annual Small Town & Rural Development Conference April 15-17, 2019 at Crystal Mountain! This is the premier conference for rural community development in Michigan.

This year’s keynote speaker, Dough Griffiths, is President and CEO of 13 Ways, Inc., a company he founded to provide consultation to struggling North American communities. His most recent book, “13 Ways to Kill Your Community“, has become the go-to manual for community building. You do not want to miss Doug’s presentation, as he offers valuable lessons on what really makes the difference between a prospering community and a failing one!

Sessions include:

  • Keynote speaker, Doug Griffiths, author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community
  • Session speaker, Jennifer Tucker, Pro Forma Training with MEDC
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Tourism Assessments for your Community
  • Redevelopment Ready Communities
  • Growing Rural Prosperity through Telework
  • Rural Energy Programs
  • Committing to Post-Secondary Education: Key Ingredients for Success
  • and much more!

Register here!