The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development
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Rural Alabama county looks to jumpstart economy with tourism
"It's a very low-population-based county" of 12,000 people, said Nisa Miranda, director of UA's Center for Economic Development, which has partnered with Auburn University to come up with a plan for the county at the behest of Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover. Coosa is "very naturally beautiful, with creeks, rivers bounding it and creeks running through it," Miranda said.
Bird's the word as Wind Creek State park get new trail sign
The panel highlights the park as a major area within the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail and the Alabama Birding Trails systems.
Alabama Black Belt Project aims to instill love of reading
The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development has completed the 10th consecutive year of providing leadership and coordination of the Books for the Alabama Black Belt project.
Wetlands Park Get Signage
On the boardwalk that meanders through the Florala Wetlands Park, a man sat enjoying his lunch. Asked if he was aware he was in the midst of a birding trail, he said, “Really, I just bring my lunch here sometimes. But we do have birds of prey.”
Confederate Memorial Park gains new birding trail sign
A new sign was erected on Tuesday that highlights the Piedmont Plateau birding trail at Confederate Memorial Park in Chilton County.
Outdoor Classroom Sites on Alabama's Birding Trails (see page 6)
The Alabama Birding Trails (http://alabamabirdingtrails.com/) and the Environmental Educators Association of Alabama (EEAA) are teaming up together with a new and exciting project to bring the classroom to the outdoors!
The Clanton Advertiser: Local Leaders Attend Economic Development Workshop
Chilton County could be primed for economic development, and local leaders spent time Wednesday learning about the topic. An economic development workshop titled “How Communities Compete for Industry” was held at the Alabama Power Conference Center. Guest speakers incuded Ephraim Stockdale and Patrick Murphy from Alabama Power, Ted Clem from the Alabama Department of Commerce, Connie Bainbridge from Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and Nisa Miranda from the University of Alabama.
Business Alabama: Blazing a New Trail
The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development is a spearhead for outdoor trails development — an often-untapped potential for Alabama’s rural communities.
Business Alabama: All Hail the Trail
Alabama tourism promoters were quick to master the development of the trails package. It began big with golf but rolls on to include brisket, birds and the biggest tour track of rivers in the country.
Founded in 1987 The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED) directed by Nisa Miranda, serves as a gateway to technical assistance resources at The University of Alabama. Through the utilization of professional staff and customized project teams, UACED assists communities, agencies and organizations to take an “asset based” planning approach to economic development opportunities.