If you're interested in supporting rural entrepreneurship, join a like-minded group at the annual FRED Conference May 3-5 in Fairfield, Iowa. FRED (Focus on Rural Entrepreneurial Development) features best practices and case studies from innovative communities across the country. Folks from Alaska to Australia and everywhere in between have attended past conference.
I attended FRED a few years ago and thought it was well worth the time. It's a great place to network, learn and just get re-inspired about changing the economics of rural communities.
For more information about the 2012 conference, go to FRED Conference ( http://www.fredconference.com/FRED_Conference/FRED.html )