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Pathways to Rural Prosperity

Welcome to Pathways to Rural Prosperity

The Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast provides strategies to empower rural community success and vitality. Hosted by e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems' Don Macke, episodes will feature interviews with cutting edge rural development thought leaders and community practitioners; remarkable entrepreneurs including business, nonprofit, and government professionals; and the learnings of e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Connect with Don, learn more about e2, and subscribe!

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Recent Episodes

Don Macke interviews Peter Creticos, President and Executive Director of the Institute for Work & the Economy, a not-for-profit policy research collaborative that recognizes emerging workforce issues and develops novel solutions for problems facing local and regional economies. In this podcast, Peter addresses some of the policy issues and themes related to work during the 2020 pandemic year and the pandemic’s impact on entrepreneurship. 
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Peter Creticos, Institute for Work & the Economy, joins Don in a discussion about some of the policy issues and themes related to work during the 2020 pandemic year and the pandemic’s impact on entrepreneurship.

Don Macke and Shelley Paasch talk about some of the top trends that smart community leaders can explore as potential development opportunities.

Don Macke describes e2’s Rural Community Prosperity Development Framework and explains why entrepreneurship is so foundational within the model and for community vitality.

Steve Radley, President and CEO with NetWork Kansas, describes the organization’s journey to becoming one of the most robust and longest running, statewide, entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Our premiere episode focuses on likely development opportunities created by the Pandemic Recession. While most rural communities are focusing on just getting through the Pandemic, it is not too soon to begin to prepare for a post-Pandemic Recession world.