Rural Economic Development Exchange2018-12-13T17:02:19+00:00

CALED Rural Economic Development Exchange

In May of 2018, the CALED Board approved the creation of a Rural Economic Development Exchange that allows CALED to direct some resources to support our efforts to help rural economic developers connect, share resources, and engage in policy conservations/initiatives. Specifically, CALED is committed to:
Exchange Goals:
  • Convene rural economic development stakeholders at least one time per year (outside of CALED’s Annual Conference)
  • Include a Rural Exchange opportunity at the conference for resource providers to share updates on how they can support rural economic development as well as showcase best practices
  • Work with USDA Rural Development in California to identify ways CALED can support their priorities and promote their work/grants.
  • Share what we learn with partners that may be in a position to assist in addressing priorities, challenges, solutions, and resources to grow rural economies

Read the full Charter here.

Rural Exchange–Sacramento, CA
January 15, 2019


Holiday Inn
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA


8:00 am            Check-in, Coffee, and Networking
8:30 am            Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 am            California Update & Next Steps (Legislative & State Program Update)
9:45 am            Partner Updates (Confirming Partners-will update when finalized)
10:15 am          Model Practices in Your Community: What’s Working?
11:30 am          Break
11:45 am          Keynote Lunch: Launching a Rural California BioEconomy
12:45 pm          Disaster Recovery Update from Partners (Confirming Partners-will update when finalized)
2:00 pm            Thank You and Closing

**The finalized agenda will be released in the upcoming weeks once all speakers have been confirmed.

Registration: Click Here to Register
CALED Member Rate: $50
Non-Member Rate: $65

Lodging Options:
Holiday Inn
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA
**916-446-0100-ask for the CALED room block ($149 for the night of Monday, January 14)
Please note overnight parking is $20 per day ($30 for valet).

Thank you to our Sponsors: