Cross Currents - Artists Plus Manufacturers Strengthening Place

New Rural Research Report by Jean P. Greer and Janet Kagan

We want to hear from you

Please fill out an evaluation of IIRA's programs and services. Your input will help us to improve our programs and services and plan for the future. Thank you.

Is a Kitchen Incubator Right for Your Region

New Rural Reseach Report by Mary Lou Surgi

Connecting Community Assets with Market Demand for Lasting Livelihoods

New Rural Research Report by Melissa Levy and Barbara Wyckoff

Thank you for attending the 25th Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference

We will post the PowerPoints from the conference in the next few weeks. Watch the website.

Need Services for Your Town

Check out the Rural Development Resource Guide.

Lt. Governor Simon unveils Vision for Rural Illinois

The Governors Rural Affairs Council, led by Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, adopted a strategic plan that aims to improve state services for rural residents.