Workshop Materials: Prospering as an Entrepreneurial Community

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

On April 23-24, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina, NADO hosted a Southeast Region Peer Exchange for HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge Grantees (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) working in rural or small metropolitan regions to develop plans and partnerships to bolster their communities’ economic competitiveness by engaging place-based strategies.

In this presentation held in conjunction with the Economic Development Finance Conference, Don Macke, Director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (http://www NULL.energizingentrepreneurs NULL.org/site/), discussed an approach to economic development designed to help communities and regions grow more effective, efficient, and impactful systems of support for entrepreneurs as a way to strengthen local economies. Through hands-on exercises, participants identified and mapped out the components of their community’s current entrepreneurial development system, and strategized techniques for layering entrepreneurial support systems into community and economic development strategies.

Click here to download the Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
Click here to download the “Entrepreneurial Development Opportunities” worksheet (PDF)
Click here to download the “Entrepreneurial Development Systems” worksheet (PDF)
Click here to download the “Entrepreneur Exercise” worksheet (PDF)

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