Striving Communities, Thriving State

The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy, in partnership with West Alabama Works and the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama are prepared to initiate a community/economic/workforce development process in willing communities that could lead to stronger job growth and increased tax revenue.

Sustainable change happens when leaders and influencers from different sectors come together for a shared community vision that leads to collective impact and community investment. A thriving state requires communities that are striving toward robust local economies and working to reach their economic potential.