Entrepreneurial Rural Communities
National Case Studies Series

This series was developed from the June 2005 National Model Entrepreneurial Communities Workshop, sponsored by Iowa State University's Community Vitality Center, Farm Foundation and Creative Fairfield.

The complete series of case studies is available, as well as individual case studies.

Report 1: The Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) in Athens, Ohio

Report 2: Northern Initiatives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Report 3: Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center, Mora, New Mexico

Report 4: Douglas-Coffee County, Georgia: An Entrepreneur-Friendly Community

Report 5: The IDEA Center Incubator of Tupelo, Mississippi and IDEA Center Incubator Feasibility Study pdf.

Report 6: North Iowa Area Community College Entrepreneur and Capital Networks

Report 7: AgVentures Alliance: An Entrepreneurial Value-Added Agriculture Network

Report 8: Fairfield, Iowa: The Emergence of a Serial Entrepreneurial Community

Report 9: Reflections on Local, State and Federal Policies to Support Entrepreneurs

Supplement: Entrepreneurial Community Ecosystems in the Small is Good World by Sohodojo Co-founders and Eesearch Directors Jim Salmons and Timlynn Babitsky