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A New Role for Land Grant Universities in the Rural Innovation Ecosystem?

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July 1, 2018 - Author: Thomas S. Lyons, Steven R Miller, John Mann

In this article, we examine the issue of economic inequality in the rural United States and its connection to limited opportunities to create wealth through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. Reasons as to why this situation exists are investigated. We then explore the current role played by land grant universities in fostering rural innovation and its limitations. A new vision for effective land grant university participation in this arena of economic development is offered. We conclude by suggesting some actions that might jump-start this new role.

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