Community Entrepreneurial Development Project

PI: Francis Gublo (Michigan State University)
Co-PIs: Charlotte Narjes & Connie Hancock (University of Nebraska) and Andrew Hayes (Michigan State University)
Awarded: $12,000

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.