Getting Started


Grassroots Rural Entrepreneurship – Best Practices for Rural Communities – Report on a project to highlight innovative community efforts to support and encourage entrepreneurship with good community stories and lessons learned.

Revitalizing Rural Economies Through Entrepreneurship Development Systems – Report on the outcomes of a three-year initiative supported by the Kellogg Foundation including many examples of both policy and practice.

Hello, My Business Name Is… – A useful guide to encouraging entrepreneur networking filled with how-to tips and stories.

Energizing Our Youth – Stimulating Rural Economies and Stemming Outmigration – A white paper from the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship that describes our experience with youth engagement and assessment strategies.

Beyond the Lemonade Stand – A useful handbook of ideas, drawn from the North Carolina experience, that you might try to work with youth.

Center for Rural Entrepremeurship