This podcast episode features Shelby Fiegel, Director of the Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Jesup Group focuses on entrepreneurship, community development, and growing digital economies in rural southwest Missouri. While most of our podcasts feature entrepreneurs, this episode is focused on how CDI is creating stronger, more vibrant communities through an intentional program that brings people who love their communities together to share ideas, plan, and network.

Learn more about the mission of CDI, who can participate (anyone who loves their community), and how communities have been transformed by those who participate in CDI.

Resource Links

Grumpy Rabbit

University of Central Arkansas CDI

Ted Abernathy and Economic Leadership

John Carroll and City Leadership

Strong Towns

City and Town Magazine

St. Louis Federal Reserve Community Development