Community & Economic Development

Educational programs in Community Resources & Economic Development enhance the well being of community residents by providing educational programs in economic development, physical and social infrastructure, natural resources and the environment, and leadership.

Harris County Focus

In Harris County, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service programs strive to:

  • Provide communities equal access to quality programmatic support provided by staff trained in community resources and economic development
  • Help communities take responsibility for determining their own futures
  • Develop appropriate constituency groups to design, obtain and maintain necessary resources to sustain effective agencies
  • Teach local economic development leaders to interpret and apply economic data to local development decisions
  • Assist community leaders and decision makers in developing economic policies and strategies that resolve conflicts between environmental impacts and economic development
  • Conduct community leadership development programs that lead to inclusive decision making processes

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