SCALE UP, a new sustainability program from Local First Arizona, is gaining praise for an innovative approach to reducing water and energy consumption while increasing access to low-interest loan options for locally owned and independent businesses in Arizona.
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 World Bazaar and Phoenix Community Market wins the LISC Phoenix Exemplary Collaborative Award.
Science Happens Here is coming to the Verde Valley! This new program designed to advance STEM education in rural Arizona is a fun game designed for kids in 3rd- 8th grade. It consists of collecting trading cards from local businesses that contain science related facts.
Earlier this month, the Arizona Rural Policy Forum brought rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders to the Town of Wickenburg to share resources, empowering stories of success, and visions for the sustainable future of our Rural communities.