The purpose of this project was to inform debate and improve economic revitalization policy by producing a comprehensive literature review on the subject. The Southeast Education Foundation was formed by the Southeast Regional College as a resource and learning center to support community learning, and enhance quality of life in rural communities. This project intended to identify action research models in development projects, and to present options and make policy recommendations. The final report was directed at the rural development secretariats of the federal and provincial government. It explicitly examined the link between education, training and community economic development in rural areas, providing a case study for rural revitalization from an educational standpoint.