Community leaders representing San Manuel’s Copper Town Association, Rebuild Superior, the Town of Superior, the Copper Communities Food Hub and Bruzzi Vineyards joined Ajo representatives from International Sonoran Desert Alliance and the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture for a day of collaborative discussion revolving around creative funding, community engagement, healthy food cooperatives and multi-cultural connections.
The 2019 election brought new energy to many city and town councils around the state and on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, many of these newly elected officials converged at the Arizona Association for Economic Development Symposium to share their visions for their communities.
National Heritage Areas stimulate local heritage-based economic development by marketing regional heritage tourism, and promoting place-based foods, arts, crafts, and other traditional products. There are 55 National Heritage Areas in 32 states across country, with many of these areas seeing a significant increase in tourism following the designation. We celebrate Santa Cruz Valley for joining the list of designated National Heritage Areas.
Local First Arizona Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The funding will underwrite the cost of 12 micro-entrepreneurs to enroll in one of Local First’s programs, the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator.
Cultivating prosperity for local farmers and food artisans is the goal of this year’s Arizona Food and Farm Forum, returning to the Town of Gilbert on April 30 - May 1 at the Farm at Agritopia. The event is set to draw farmers and ranchers, community and government leaders, restaurateurs, food access advocates, distributors, and investors from around the region to connect on strategies to increase opportunity for Arizona’s agricultural industry.
The story of Ajo’s Farmers Market Store & Kitchen transcends solutions for addressing food insecurity. This example of grassroots collaboration acts as a model for creating opportunity out of almost any service gap prevalent in a community; exemplifying the necessity for mindful cooperation and adaptation to create meaningful change.
Después de seis meses rigurosos, 45 empresarios hispanos se graduarán del programa Acelerador de Negocios Locales de Fuerza Local a las 6:00 p.m. el miércoles 30 de enero en Legends Event Center, (4240 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85019).
After a rigorous six months, 45 Hispanic entrepreneurs will be graduating from the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 held at the Legends Event Center, (4240 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85019).
Last week, over 70 members of the Camp Verde community gathered at Thanks A’ Latte, a community hub disguised as a local coffee shop, to celebrate the official launch of the “Camp Verde Grows” mural on their north-facing exterior wall. Learn why the repurposing of blank walls with stories of a community’s most celebrated assets has become a pillar of rural revitalization throughout the state.