Starting and Managing Community Supported Enterprises

PI: David Ivan (Michigan State University)
Co-PI: Norman Walzer (Northern Illinois University)
Award:  $25,000

Project Abstract

Community Supported Enterprises (CSE) are used increasingly in communities interested in retaining or expanding local businesses. With the increased use of Crowdfunding, the CSE approach is an important tool but economic development groups often do not have the insights or expertise to effectively start or sustain a CSE.  This project builds on previous research describing and documenting CSEs and will research other CSEs in different scenarios to identify key elements in successes.