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March 2020

Rural Community Prosperity Framework

What are the necessary ingredients for growing more prosperous communities? We've developed a proven framework for rural community vitality informed by practitioners and researchers from across North America.


February 2020

Community Quality of Life Placemaking:  An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Design Element

Entrepreneurship is a creative process. Where entrepreneurs choose to live and work is an important part of the process. Good economic development plans need a thoughtful placemaking strategy focused on quality of life.


January 2020

Funding Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

We explore the current state of eEcosystem funding and outline an innovative three-point approach to funding as a venture model in this thought paper.