Masks are required as the campus is at red status.


Medical school celebrates Ivy Owens career success with FCRA

Movers and Shakers

Local leaders ‘experience’ poverty

Wynne Selected as Pilot City for Community Catalyst Program

CDI group visits Camden again

CDI study benefits city of Camden

Business People

HSC 10 year action plan revealed

Hot Spring County Conversations 10 Year Plan Launched

Alliance staff member earns certification

Library staffer elected class champion for CDI

Arkansas Achievers

Main Street exec earns development certification

CDI focus group visits Camden economic ideas

City leaders working for Van Buren

UCA names Amy Whitehead Chief of Staff

HGTVs Home Town stars head to Conway

People in Business

Poverty Simulation Comes to Region 8

UCA’s Hernandez, Weaver, Ramirez, Stubbs chosen for CED Fellowship

Newport Economic Development Commission Year in Review for 2018

UCA’s Community Development Institute names 5 to advisory board

Whitehead elected to vice chair for development council

De Queen, Sevier County to take on community development projects

Whitehead to lead outreach and community engagement

Mayoral candidates prepare to face off

Abarchi, Hacker chosen for CED Fellowship at UCA

Initiative works to connect county residents

Developer conference in Conway marries business, development and real estate

UCA announces community development fellow 

Searcy County Rebrands 

Kick Start Alma Action Plan unveiled 

Community leaders attend development summit 

UCA Small Developer Conference 

Kick Start Alma action plan to be revealed May 7 

Alma Kick Start to meet March 9 

Community comes together to talk about Hot Spring County’s future


Eclipse 2024, City and Town, September 2021

Community driven re-entry: How Sevier County is addressing the substance abuse crisis, City and Town, August 2021

ARPA: a once-in-a-generation opportunity for community development, City and Town, July 2021

Retail recruitment critical for community development, City and Town, June 2021

Walking with a purpose: Walk audits reveal opportunities for change, City and Town, May 2021

ABHOF grants help bridge the gap in Arkansas’ Black communities, City and Town, April 2021

Taking the pulse of the people: Developing a community survey, City and Town, March 2021

Sustainable communities: Best practices from the Natural State, City and Town, February 2021

Moving the needle on equity, City and Town, January 2021


Public-private partnership helps Jefferson County transform community services, City & Town, December 2020

Community canvas: Murals improve our cities and towns, City & Towns, November 2020

The District: How Mountain Home is leveraging a new law to revitalize their downtown, City and Town, October 2020

First Impressions Tour gets to know Arkansas town from a unique perspective, City and Town, September 2020

Creating healthy communities: Delta Population Health Institute challenges us to redefine health, City and Town, August 2020

Magnolia’s Mule Kick makes community part of business plan, City and Town, July 2020

Rogers debuts free, on-demand public transit, City and Town, June 2020

#CommUNITY: How Russellville is coming together through a crisis, City and Town, May 2020

Run this town: Maximizing the community impact of running events, City and Town, April 2020

UCA Citizens Academy promotes local engagement, City and Town, March 2020

Smart tech helps cities plan for the future, City and Town, February 2020

Apprenticeships: A tried and true concept reemerges, City and Town, January 2020


Growing Corning together, City and Town, December 2019

2020 Census: What it means for your community, City and Town, November 2019

Hot Spring County Conversations: Grassroots initiative leads to 10-year strategic action plan, City and Town, October 2019

The benefits of conducting a walk audit, City and Town, September 2019

One downtown’s comeback, City and Town, August 2019

The road to downtown revitalization in Wynne, City and Town, July 2019

Kick Start Sheridan: This is their time, City and Town, June 2019

Why communities fail; A Q&A with Danny Games, City and Town, May 2019

Joint use agreements improve access to local amenities, City and Town, April 2019

Local festivals and events build community, City and Town, March 2019

Shaping our future economy: Return on investment for early childhood education, City and Town, February 2019

Aspire Arkansas supports data-informed approaches to community and economic development, City and Town, January 2019


Workforce key for economic development, City and Town, December 2018

Mitchellville’s SHIP initiative a model for small cities, City and Town, November 2018

Initiative focused on local food builds economy, protects environment, City and Town, October 2018

Historic preservation as community and economic development, City and Town, September 2018

Build on community strengths for economic development, City and Town, August 2018

Conference teaches tips for small-scale development, City and Town, July 2018

Kick Start Alma kicks off, City and Town, June 2018

Paris makes headway on action plan, City and Town, May 2018

Rural Community Grant Program applications now available, City and Town, April 2018

The do’s and don’t’s of site selection, City and Town, March 2018

Training helps groom future community leaders, City and Town, February 2018

Lonoke 2022: A small city’s big plan for change, City and Town, January 2018


The Center provides workforce development in Desha County and beyond, City and Town, December 2017

Economic development: A team sport, City and Town, November 2017

Kick Start Alma, City and Town, October 2017

Increasing entrepreneurship in Arkansas communities, City and Town, September 2017

Trail funding supports local development efforts, City and Town, August 2017

Maps and land use: an economic development issue, City and Town, July 2017

Group organizes to fight blight in Pine Bluff, City and Town, June 2017

Jonesboro initiative connects the homeless with key resources, City and Town, May 2017

Using data to drive infrastructure decisions, City and Town, April 2017

The importance of wayfinding signage, City and Town, March 2017

CDBG funding available for local projects, City and Town, February 2017

Youth involvement important in community development, City and Town, January 2017


Be local-Buy local, City and Town, December 2016

Local business grant programs pay dividends, City and Town, November 2016

Secrets of successful communities, City and Town, October 2016

Marketing sites and buildings in your city, City and Town, September 2016

Lonoke prepares to Kick Start development efforts, City and Town, August 2016

BR&E leads to NWA success, City and Town, July 2016

Entrepreneurship in Arkansas, City and Town, June 2016

Business outreach surveys support the local economy, City and Town, May 2016

Collaboration the key to downtown revitalization, City and Town, April 2016

The necessity of city website, City and Town, March 2016

Economic development plans critical for success, City and Town, February 2016

Community-based planning supports local economic growth, City and Town, January 2016


New technical assistance program helps mayors meet challenges, City and Town, December 2015

Making a difference in workforce development, City and Town, November 2015

Community murals as economic development tools, City and Town, October 2015

The road to recovery in Faulkner County, City and Town, September 2015

Mulberry a community planning success story, City and Town, August 2015

Paris builds community momentum, City and Town, July 2015

Good community branding adds value, City and Town, June 2015

Effective collaboration at the local level, City and Town, May 2015