Wayne Miller
Extension Economist – Economic and Community Development
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone: 501-671-2085 

Wayne Miller is an economist with the Economic and Community and Economic Development Program of the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas with a 25 percent research appointment with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. He has worked in community and rural development for more than 25 years, designing and managing projects, consulting, and conducting research. Dr. Miller has designed and conducted programs to help rural communities shape sustainable rural development strategies. Dr. Miller’s current research supports this focus on developing sustainable economic and fiscal strategies for rural Arkansas communities. Some of his recent research includes:

>Identifying long-term strategies for local governments to provide services cost effectively in times of declining local tax base
>Analyzing the economic and fiscal impact of local economic development strategies such as tourism, eco-tourism, in-migrating retirees, and value added industries
>Identifying sustainable economic development strategies that utilize and add value to local resources

Dr. Miller has been with the University of Arkansas since March 1989. Prior to joining the UA
faculty he developed and implemented institutional capacity building and economic and
community development programs in developing countries as an employee of Winrock
International, Kansas State University and the Mennonite Central Committee.

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