EG2008 Don Macke Cre Steamboat

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EG2008 Don Macke Cre Steamboat

  1. 1. RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship <ul><li>Don Macke </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 323-7339 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. National Economic Gardening Gathering Steamboat Springs, CO June 13, 2008
  3. 3. Growing Entrepreneurs in Rural America
  4. 4. About Us
  5. 5. Rural Myths & Reality Development Capacity Urban/Rural Development Opportunities
  6. 6. Development Capacity? Ability to do Work!
  7. 7. Development Capacity Building Blocks <ul><li>Right Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Organization/Staffing/Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Funding/Capital </li></ul><ul><li>People Attraction </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Most Rural Communities. . . <ul><li>No Game Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Dysfunctional Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Under Capitalized </li></ul>Unable to use the opportunities available to them! Lack of Hope
  9. 9. Not All Rural Communities. . . <ul><li>This need not and is not the case for all of rural America. </li></ul>One story. . . . Valley County, Nebraska
  10. 10. Situation 2000 <ul><li>Very Rural & Very Small </li></ul><ul><li>4,500 Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Depopulation </li></ul><ul><li>No Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>No Development Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Divided/Lacking Hope </li></ul>
  11. 11. Impact <ul><li>Strong Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>3 FTE - $750,000 Budget </li></ul><ul><li>2x Commercial Tax Base </li></ul><ul><li>$100 Million New Investment </li></ul><ul><li>330+ Net New Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Retail and Increased Income </li></ul><ul><li>Population Growth </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why the Four Pillars Organization/Staffing Policy Leadership Entrepreneurship Charitable Assets Youth
  13. 13. <ul><li>Many Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Not Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Common Practices </li></ul>E ntrepreneurial D evelopment S ystems
  14. 14. Simple EDS External Resource Network (ERN) Entrepreneur Development System (EDS) Area Resource Team (ART) Business Coach (BC) MEDC Rex As Needed Assistance As Needed Assistance Advise Contract Performance Overnight <ul><li>E Market Segments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>. Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. Attractions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. Startups/Aspiring </li></ul><ul><li>. Challenged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>. Youth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul>McCook Game Plan Business Coach
  15. 15. High Performing EDS RESOURCE INFRASTRUCTURE Pricing Customers Competition Marketing Micro Commercial Lending RLF Gap Financing Angels Venture Mentors Peer Groups Coaching Counseling Training Classes Advisory Boards Source Link System Markets Education Networks Capital Access Market Research Organizes Rationalizes
  16. 16. Purdue University Metropolitan Counties Noncore Counties Micropolitan Counties Nonmetropolitan Counties Metro and Nonmetro Counties in Indiana
  17. 18. <ul><li>The Statewide Consortium: Who, Why and How </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Rural Development </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Grantmakers Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Rural Development Council, Inc. (IRDC) </li></ul><ul><li>Ball State University’s Building Better Communities Program . </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development and Cooperative Extension </li></ul>
  18. 19. Western Alabama Eastern Mississippi
  19. 20. Other Landscapes <ul><li>Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>Ogallala Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  20. 21. A Final Thought!
  21. 22. For More Information. . . . <ul><li>Don Macke </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: (402) 323-7339 </li></ul>[email_address]
  22. 23. <ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>

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