Community Choices: Public Policy Education Program

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Community Choices Public Policy Education Program: Exploring the Human Resources/Economic Development Connection

February 2000, SRDC Publication 214

Lionel J. Beaulieu, Southern Rural Development Center

Kenneth Bolton, Jr., Southeastern Louisiana University

The Community Choices program is designed to engage communities in a systematic assessment of the linkages between its human resource attributes and its economic development opportunities.

Purposes and Objectives:

  • Produce concrete results at the local community level
  • Engage local community residents in a dialogue and assessment of the linkages between economic development opportunities and the human capital attributes of their community
  • Strengthen residents' understanding of the complex set of policy issues associated with human capital resources and economic development options
  • Provide a forum for exploring alternative strategies for dealing with these issues
  • Clarify potential impacts associated with these policy issues