The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship's mission is to 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 Solution Area Teams empower community leaders to find their own answers to the economic development challenges and opportunities they face:

News & Announcements

  • Leaders talk about Hometown Fremont

    Craig Schroeder with the Center delivered assessment highlights of Fremont, particularly those related to youth involvement at the Fremonth Hometown Opportunity Retreat on June 23, 2015.

  • Prosperity Summit Uses WealthWorks Approach

    Deb Markley and Center board chair Michelle Decker with Rural Action attended this summit to help attendees learn how to use the WealthWorks approach to identify tourism assets in Cheatham County.

  • New Project/Partnership with North Carolina Rural Center

    The Center is partnering again with the North Carolina Rural Center. This time, the Center will be assisting with training and serve as an advisor to NC Rural Center community coaches.

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