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Stronger Economies Together (SET)

SET 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 initiative:

SET Overview PDF

SET On Line Resources

SET Application PDF

If you have questions about the SET initiative, or the process of applying to becomes a SET region please contact:

Paul Johnson
USDA Rural Development
1835 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Tel (360) 704-7761
FAX (360) 704-7775
E-mail paul.johnson@wa.usda.gov


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Last modified: March 16, 2011