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Grassroots Rural Entrepreneurship: Best Practices for Small Communities

January 01, 2004

The National Center for Small Communities identifies best practices for other small communities to consider and exploit. Many of the lessons learned have relevance to communities of all sizes: the need for a champion; widespread collaboration or buy in; taking a holistic or multi-faceted approach; avoiding cluster approaches to economic development; and committing for the long haul of several years.