Community Entrepreneurial Development Project

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PI: Francis Gublo (Michigan State University)
Co-PIs: Narjes, C. and Hancock, C. (University of Nebraska), and Hayes, A. (Michigan State University)


Project Abstract:  Creating entrepreneurial communities encompasses many elements from community knowledge and mindset to tools and resources to help entrepreneurs grow their endeavor. It has been well documented that helping entrepreneurs is a cost effective way for rural communities to grow and sustain their economy. Although there is no “template” to implement a successful program we feel that Extension faculty can learn and improve educational offerings by sharing best practices.

Michigan State University Extension “Creating Entrepreneurial Communities” (CEC) Team, will partner with the Nebraska “Extension Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process” Team to learn from each other and share best practices which will improve both program offerings and provide educational webinars to others in the North Central Region.

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