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Business TransitionsA Local Officials Guide to Defense Industry Adjustment, OEA Quick Guide -- Prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment, 2013. 
The article, “Besides Finance, What Else? Building Blocks for Building Businesses,” appeared in the December 2005 edition of the Council of Development Finance Agencies’ CDFA Update. It is available here.

Enterprise Facilitation in Kansas: Lessons and Recommendations, a three-year evaluation of Kansas’ Enterprise Facilitation program by RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and EntreWorks.This innovative effort was developed in cooperation with Sirolli Institute (www.sirolli.com) and seeks to stimulate new business development and growth in five rural regions of Kansas. To view, click here.

Knowledge Clusters and Entrepreneurship as Keys to Regional Economic Development, published by the State and Local Policy Program of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. To view, click here.
"Communicating Up: Selling New Development Strategies," appeared in the July 2004 issue of Agenda, a British economic development newsletter. It offers suggestions for marketing innovative economic development concepts." To view, click here.
"Building Systems for Entrepreneur Support," appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of Economic Development America, a professional journal sponsored by the US Economic Development Administration. To view the article, click here:
“The New Demography of Entrepreneurship” recently appeared in Local Economy, a British journal of economic development research. To view, click here.
"What is So New about New Entrepreneurship Policies?" a paper presented at the University of Minnesota Symposium on Knowledge Clusters and Entrepreneurship is available here.
The Cluster Hubs Project, A US Department of Education-backed project to enhance entrepreneurship training at community colleges, has released several new reports. They are available here.
Understanding the Environment for Entrepreneurship In Rural North Carolina - In cooperation with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, EntreWorks recently completed a report that assesses entrepreneurial business opportunities in rural North Carolina. That report is available here.”
Grassroots Rural Entrepreneurship: Best Practices for Small Communities - The National Center for Small Communities recently published a report entitled Grassroots Rural Entrepreneurship: Best Practices for Small Communities . Please click here to access this report.
Year Two Evaluation Report - The Kansas/Sirolli Initiative - In cooperation with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, EntreWorks recently completed a mid-term of assessment of the state of Kansas’ pilot program to support enterprise facilitation, an economic development effort pioneered by the Sirolli Institute. Please click here to access this report.
Understanding Entrepreneurship Promotion as an Economic Development Strategy: A Three-State Survey - States and localiites starting to embrace entrepreneurship in their development strategies. How are they doing? To learn more, check out this study that surveys and assessess programs in three states. Please click here to access this presentation.
A Candidate's Guide - It can sometimes be a challenge to sell your message to mayors, governors, legislators and other community stakeholders.This handy guide can serves as your "Entrepreneurship 101" class for working with local leaders. It explains what entrepreneurs do, why it matters, and what communities can do to help. Please click here to access this presentation.
Building Entrepreneurial Networks - Entrepreneurs regularly report that they rely heavily on local networks for peer learning, mentoring, and access to business opportunities. This report offers a "how-to guide" on building such networks in your community. Please click here to access this presentation.