Kathryn Rice

KATHRYN-RICEKATHRYN RICE, PH.D. is the founder of Building Quality Communities (BQC), a consultancy specializing in the intersection between economic and community development. Dr. Rice was Deputy Director of the Atlanta Empowerment Zone Corporation, President Clinton’s signature community and economic development legislation, which disbursed $100 million in federal funds to rebuild and revitalize the city of Atlanta and other inner cities. Dr. Rice taught courses in Economic Development and Urban Affairs at Georgia State University and developed a neighborhood engagement model that is currently being utilized by Affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International across the United States.

Dr. Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in public policy, specializing in economic development and urban affairs, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.

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