To us, economic and community development includes supporting existing businesses, ensuring students graduate with employable skills, protecting natural resources, creating cultural events and tourism trails, and growing local leaders.
Economic and community development requires hard work, creative thinking, and grit. We work with local schools to teach leadership and soft skills that are sought out by employers through our Red Carpet Service-Customer Service Training Program.
We assist established as well as emerging businesses with certifications and training needed to make them successful.
Clay County Extension also participates in Tour East Alabama, which promotes a group of rural counties in East Alabama as outdoor tourist locations.