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Knowledge is Power: Preparing Leaders for Alabama Economic Development

Originally contributed to the EDAA Journal, Winter 2015 by Joe A. Sumners, Ph.D., director of the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI), a partnership between Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Amelia H. …

Announcing the best Complete Streets policies of 2013

A total of 83 communities adopted Complete Streets policies in the United States in 2013. These laws, resolutions and planning and design documents encourage and provide for the safe access to destinations for everyone, regardless of age, ability, inco …

Eufaula, Alabama: ACE Community

We recently chatted with Ann Sparks, Executive Director Main Street Eufaula, Inc., to discuss what Eufaula has done since becoming an ACE Town, particularly as it relates to their very success What is Eufaula known for? Shorter Mansion, Christmas Eufau …

Haleyville, Alabama: An ACE Community

The Story of Haleyville, AL The City of Haleyville is located in Winston County in Northwest Alabama.  It is a city of 3,901 residents, from a county of roughly 24,000 total residents.  It was first known as Davis Cross Roads, then Davis Crossings befo …