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Entrepreneurship as Rural Development: Investing in a Vibrant Local Economy

February 15 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

Small, remote rural communities have the highest rate of entrepreneurship of any community size.

Investing in entrepreneurs represents the best chance for rural economies to thrive in the future. Join the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for Entrepreneurship as Rural Development: Investing in a Vibrant Local Economy, a conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing rural entrepreneurs and the organizations that assist them.

Event details

Entrepreneurs are the life blood of a community’s economy, including in rural areas. As such, investing in entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them represents the best chance for rural economies to thrive in the future. So, how can rural community leaders effectively invest in and support these critical players in their community? Join us on February 15 at 12 p.m. ET for a conversation with leaders from three organizations successfully supporting entrepreneurship in rural communities across the United States. The panelists will share insights into their work – including the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing rural entrepreneurs and the organizations that assist them—what other rural entrepreneur—support organizations across the country can learn from their experiences, and how potential partners can best support efforts like theirs.

Panel speakers

Andrew Dumont, Senior Community Development Analyst, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System moderator

Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation

Deb Martin, Program Development Coordinator, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership

John Scribner, Director, StartSmart, CEI

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