is an initiative launched by USDA Rural Development, in partnership with
the nations Regional Rural Development Centers (RRDC’s).
The purpose of SET is to encourage the
communities and counties in rural America to work collaboratively on a
multi-county regional basis in strengthening their regional economies.
In today’s global market place, economic development progress is more
likely to be realized when rural and metro counties work together as
multi-county regions to assess, design, and implement plans that build
on their assets and comparative economic strengths.
In Early 2011 Washington State was invited to participate in the SET
initiative. Click on the following links to learn more about the
SET Initiative, what it offers to participants, and how to apply to the
SET Overview PDF
SET On Line
If you have questions about the SET
initiative, or the process of applying to becomes a SET region please
USDA Rural Development
1835 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Tel (360) 704-7761
FAX (360) 704-7775