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What We Do

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

The goal of all economic development is prosperity.

Grown out of our pioneering work with HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC), we've developed a recipe for community prosperity that works, our Rural Community Prosperity Development Framework. This recipe is comprised of four essential ingredients that we've spent more than 40 years being informed by communities, practitioners, and researchers across North America. Through extensive testing, we've proven that employing this Framework can result in transformative change, particularly for rural communities.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Resources

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Join our National e2 Practitioners Network that helps economic developers and consultants build supportive entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout North America. Members have access to our time-tested Energizing Entrepreneurs (e2) Development Framework and our updated e2 University resources. Membership is free! All we ask is that you share back how you employed the resources.