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Texarkana, Texas – Texarkana Chamber’s Robbin Bass Completes Year 1 of Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas

Texarkana, Texas 2021-08-10 18:36:46 –

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Robin Bus, director of business maintenance and expansion at the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a first-year class at the 35th Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansaw on August 6, 2021.

CDI trains community leaders and economic development professionals on how to strengthen the local economy and build communities. It allows participants to identify community assets, set goals, facilitate collaboration and stakeholder partnerships, bring communities, organizations, and businesses together to address a wide range of economic and quality of life issues. It is achieved by developing the ability to do.

Full experience in the institute is a three-year program with one week of intensive training per year. Participants will move through the program curriculum in a cohort and be exposed to a comprehensive and applied approach to the areas of community and economic development.

CDI was launched in 1987 at the University of Central Arkansas in partnership with Entergy, Southwestern Bell and ARKLA. Since then, Community Development Institutes have been established in Texas, Idaho, Alabama, and Illinois, and the Community Development Council, the governing and certification body of the country, has been established.

Robin was awarded a scholarship through AEPSW EPCO, which sponsored his first year of CDI attendance.

For more information on CDI, please visit: www.uca.edu/cdi

The Business Maintenance and Expansion Program is part of the Economic Development Council of the US Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the BR & E program is to understand and analyze the steps necessary to sustain your business and support your business’s growth and growth. Contact Robbin Bass for more information on the Chamber EDC and BR & E programs. rbass@texarkana.org

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