This article presents an example of how Idaho Extension personnel have used regional economic tools to educate stakeholders from contrasting regions about the contributions of different sectors to their regional economies, how the sectors are interrelated, and how economic multipliers express attributes of each region. The discussions between communities of practice in contrasting regions were promoted to explore the benefits of the knowledge exchange. This mentoring approach changed the understanding and perceptions of the regional economies of participating community development practitioners of the regional economies. The approach should be promoted for wider dissemination.
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Rodriguez, A., Traver, S., Eborn, B., & Dye, K. (2010). Mentoring Community Economic Development in Idaho. The Journal of Extension, 48(6), Article 16. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss6/16