Some Empirical Aspects of Manufacturing Sector During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Did Covid-19 shutter proportionally more small businesses (including manufacturing businesses) in the metro or the nonmetro? How do rural manufacturers in Illinois adapt to and cope with the threats of […]
WIU professor provides a new tool for communities in containment of COVID-19
Tim Shelley recently discussed the “shift method” of analyzing COVID-19 data with Adee Athiyaman, a professor of public policy and economic development with WIU’s Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. In […]
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Documentation for the The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
Understanding the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Workshop
Participants will be presented with a thorough explanation of each step required in the process Pre-Award Process. The workshop will held on November 20th and 21st in Macomb. For more […]
Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There.
An exodus of grocery stores is turning rural towns into food deserts. But some are fighting back by opening their own local markets. Read the full story at the N.Y. […]
Western’s Economic Impact on West Central Illinois Tops $473 Million
MACOMB, IL — Since Western Illinois University was established in 1899, the regional public university has contributed economically, culturally and philanthropically to the region. A recent study released by the […]
AM I Rural?
Here is a neat little site from the Rural Health Information HUB (formerly the Rural Assistance Center or RAC). It is called the “Am I Rural? Tool”. All you need […]