We help community leaders build a prosperous future by supporting and empowering business, social and civic entrepreneurs. With our roots and hearts in rural America, we help communities of all sizes and interests by bringing empowering research together with effective community engagement to advance community-driven strategies for prosperity. Our solutions empower community leaders to find their own answers to the economic development challenges and opportunities they face.
Entrepreneurial Communities is a proven framework or roadmap for designing and delivering entrepreneurship strategies that work long-term.
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The Center, along with Virginia Community Capital, is launching a new national initiative focused on direct investing for good, or impact investing for place-focused foundations.
Don Macke challenges attendees of the Iowa Rural Development Summit to create genuine economic opportunities for 30 - 40 year-olds to come back to hometowns to live and work.