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2010 Midwest Rural Assembly August 16-17

An Invitation to the 2010 Midwest Rural Assembly

Growing Rural Prosperity

August 16-17 • Marina Inn Conference Center • South Sioux City, Nebraska

Your voice is important to us and to the future of the rural Midwest.

The Midwest Rural Assembly brings together community leaders and local, regional and national policy makers from a multi-state area to work toward a sustainable, healthy and wealthy rural Midwest through regional cooperation and policy development. Assembly participants will take action on education, natural resources, health care and investment, with a focus on: green jobs; clean energy solutions; attracting and retaining medical professionals, teachers and entrepreneurs; developing local food systems; connecting immigrants to economic opportunities; successful community development; and addressing infrastructure needs.

Rural America is in transition.

Increasing demand for local food, renewable energy and bio-based products are providing new opportunities for rural areas. Expansion of broadband and other technologies and an increasingly diverse population are eliminating many obstacles that formerly hindered rural development.

At the 2010 Midwest Rural Assembly participants will:

Meet other rural leaders from throughout the region and welcome • new voices.

Share effective community solutions and inform supportive public • policies.

Take action to move their rural development priorities forward.•

Help build an effective regional network committed to building • rural prosperity.

What we learned last year

The 2009 Assembly highlighted many innovative approaches for building rural prosperity. And we brought together community leaders working to turn creative ideas into concrete action. For example, one group that emerged from last year's MRA started a new rural teacher education program. We will see more partnerships launched this year.

The 2010 Midwest Rural Assembly will be held at the Marina Inn Conference Center, centrally located in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Rooms are being held at the special Assembly rate of $75 per night through August 2, 2010. Contact the Marina Inn (marina-inn.com) toll-free at (800) 798-7980 to book lodging.

Register and learn more at www.midwestruralassembly.org

or email midwestruralassembly@iatp.org or call 612 870-3429

Follow this link for more information:
Midwest Rural Assembly Invite.pdf