The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development
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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.