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Supporting rural & low-wealth entrepreneurs

February 17, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. For many rural communities, economic development efforts over the past couple of decades have often been focused on attracting and recruiting industries and big employers to their towns, counties, or regions. … Read more

Economic gardening

September 17, 2009

A prior post mentions economic gardening.  Economic gardening is a grow from within approach to economic development, putting most of the focus on entrepreneurship instead of luring the big businesses to an area.  It is not a new strategy/approach, although it seems to be increasing in popularity in … Read more