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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





July 2015




News Reports and Resources


Why some states face higher cancer risk

The number of people surviving cancer is rising, however, according to new data from the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention people in some parts of the country have higher risk than others.


2015's Safest States to Live In
WalletHub | READ STORY

WalletHub identified which of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia offer the safest and most budget-friendly environments. This study encompasses various forms of safety, including workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, road safety and, of course, financial security.

County Payments: History, Context, and Policy
Headwaters Economics | READ STORY

New interactive maps for every county show latest federal land payments and future projections.

Millennials surpass Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force
PEW Research Center | READ STORY

More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World's Largest Aquifers
Circle of Blue | READ STORY

Population growth and agriculture are putting unsustainable demands on the world's largest aquifer systems, particularly those in the planet's dry midsection, according to the broadest assessment to date of global groundwater-storage trends.

Stanford researcher declares that the sixth mass extinction is here
Science Advances | READ STORY

The new study shows that even with extremely conservative estimates, species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions, known as the background rate.




President's Corner

Several new books are available through the Community Development Society Book Series. The Research and Practice Book Series, edited by Rhonda Phillips, provides timely, useful and aplied information for researchers, students, and practicioners.  The Current Issues Book Series, edited by myself, provides reprints of special issues and collections from the journal Community Development and is designed to present books organized around special topics or themes, promoting exploration of timely and relevant issues impacting both community development practice and research.

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President



Upcoming Events

NACO's 80th Annual Conference and Exposition

July 10-13, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsor: National Association of Counties

2015 NREDA Annual Conference

July 15-17, 2015
Denver, Colorado

Sponsor: National Rural Economic Developers Association

2015 Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society

July 19-22, 2015
Lexington, Kentucky

Sponsor: Community Development Society

2015 EDAA Summer Conference

July 19-22, 2015
Point Clear, Alabama

Sponsor: Economic Development Association of Alabama


Grants and Awards

The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Implementation Grants

Deadline: July 10, 2015
Funder: U.S. Department of Commerce

Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program

Deadline: July 27, 2015
Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

Deadline: August 13, 2015
Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture


National/International News

Treasure Valley developers get back in the commercial-building game

Idaho Statesman; Jun 17

How Israel defies drought

Christian Science Monitor; Jun 21

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

Propublica; Jun 25


Montana News

Foreign investors fund Missoula Sawmill District Projects

Missoulian; Jun 24

Scores of laws take effect with new budget year Wednesday

Missoulian; Jun 30

Missoula County fire danger moves to 'extreme' ahead of holiday

Missoulian; Jun 30








MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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