Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation

workforce, jobs, rural areas, Hobbs
Jun 29, 2023

Arizona to create ‘workforce accelerators’ to train residents in rural areas for jobs

Arizona is going to create a network of sites designed to train residents in rural areas for the jobs that local employers need.

Kelly, Senate, abortion, Democrats, election, Masters, candidates, misinformation, Planned Parenthood, Center for Arizona Policy
Jun 17, 2021

Kelly makes bid to help rural Arizona communities

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly has teamed up with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota to introduce legislation to stop a statistical change that could affect rural communities’ access to federal funds.

Mar 24, 2021

The quiet campaign to forget rural communities

To my friends and neighbors in rural communities, I would like to draw your attention to an action by the federal government that has communities like ours in its crosshairs. Federal regulators are hoping that rural communities will fail to notice what they are doing. In Arizona this list includes Flagstaff, Prescott, and Sierra Vista.

Feb 26, 2021

Broadband is our lifeline in rural communities

For those of us who live in Arizona’s rural communities it is a struggle to get a fraction of the bandwidth. It is not just frustration, it is one of the most significant factors impacting quality of life in rural communities. The lack of broadband is one of the leading factors that stymie economic development and for most of us, it goes beyond that.