The team for Promoting Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Communities identifies, develops, and implements programs aimed at helping people, organizations, and governmental bodies identify strategies that make communities more welcoming and civil and engaging places.
Community and Economic Development Knowledge Teams
The Local Economies team strengthens communities by assisting with small-business development and expansion for retailers, entrepreneurs, and those focused in the tourism, agritourism, and local-food sectors.
Civic Engagement and Leadership
The Civic Engagement and Leadership team enhances community leadership structures and engagement by identifying, training, and connecting established and aspiring organizations and people.
Data and Technology
The Data and Technology team provides and supports data and technology to help other knowledge teams identify, discover, visualize, analyze, and interpret conditions, trends, and programmatic impacts.