On Thursday, April 21, SourceLink hosted Building Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurship, a webinar on strategies for growing rural communities through entrepreneurship-led economic development. The session was moderated by SourceLink’s director of strategic partnerships, Dara Macan, and panelists included: Nathan Ohle – President and CEO, International Economic Development Council Nicole LaChapelle...
I grew up in a small town in north Iowa—Cedar Falls, to be exact. During my tenure with the local University I worked with economic developers all across Iowa, from Sioux City to Davenport and a great many small but mighty communities in-between: Grinnell, Parkersburg, Webster City and Lamoni to...
Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Nebraska now have access to a premier network of interconnected support resources that spans the 76,878 square mile state. It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome our newest SourceLink℠ affiliate, SourceLink Nebraska! Start where you are From inception to implementation, ecosystem building can...
Rural entrepreneurship matters. What can we do to better surround our rural entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow?
What is being done to help rural economies leverage entrepreneurship as an economic development and community growth strategy? Here's your roundup of articles on growing rural entrepreneurship curated just for you.
Entrepreneurship happens everywhere—not just on the coasts. It happens in urban centers and rural communities, among tech innovators and in shops on Main Street. And here's how we can invite more people to the table.
Cultivating entrepreneurship is one thing, but what if your community "doesn't have" any entrepreneurs? Erik Pedersen of NetWork Kansas shares how to attract entrepreneurs (and the jobs they create) to a small town.
"Some of the most consequential programs and legislation to spur entrepreneurship — and the jobs that come with it — continue to happen at a more local level.” - Steve Case
Grow and fuel your entrepreneurial community into a thriving hive of igniters and supporters by empowering their ability to connect, collaborate and build on a solid entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Amy Kuhlers of IASourceLink weighs in on how broadband helps rural entrepreneurs compete locally and globally.