LARAMIE, Wyoming, July 7, 2016. The Local Crowd has selected six more rural communities to serve as Demonstration Sites for a USDA funded research project.
The communities joining the The Local Crowd are: Golden Hills, Iowa; Goshen, Indiana; Monadnock Region, New Hampshire; Oregon, Illinois; Sauk Valley Region, Illinois and Spoon River, Illinois. They will join the communities of Bozeman, Montana; Laramie, Wyoming; and Teton Valley, Idaho that are getting ready to launch their platforms at the end of summer.
“We are pleased to have such a strong group of dedicated and visionary communities coming in as our second group of Demonstration Sites,” said Diane Wolverton, Co-Founder and CEO of The Local Crowd. “During the review process, each community team submitted a vision statement about how being a Demonstration site would impact their community. These vision statements capsulized their commitment to stimulate ‘deep collaboration, innovation, local investing, job creation, eco-tourism, youth engagement, and connectivity between businesses and the community.’ We are looking forward to great results from this dynamic and extremely creative team!”
The Local Crowd is currently seeking applicants for a third round of Demonstration Site communities. A downloadable copy of the Request for Proposals is available at http://www.thelocalcrowd.com. Deadline for proposal submission is August 29, 2016.