Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Entrepreneurship sessions explore creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurship in a changed economy.

2020 is a year of change, upheaval, devastation, transformation and innovation. The tsunami-like impact of a global pandemic has delivered a changed economy. In rural areas, community members have the unique opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding process and a new future for their town or small city.  Entrepreneurship track leader Kate Kirchhofer, program director Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote summit: Land and community sessions explore balance of use and conservation

For rural areas and the people who inhabit these spaces, the economy and the environment are inextricably intertwined. The question of balance between exploitation and conservation arises and gaps are made apparent among support and protection of land, business and people.  For this year’s Radically Rural – Remote summit, the Land and Community Track will Read more…


Radically Rural – Remote Summit: Local journalism seeks sustainability through innovation

This current time of crisis and virus has created a signature moment in history for the local news industry. Journalists are covering unchartered political, economic and societal waters, and, more than ever, trusted, accurate information is needed in local communities, a growing number of which no longer have local news organizations serving them. Financial challenges, Read more…





Radically Rural: Turning the Silver Tsunami into Gold – The Daily Yonder

  ** This article was originally published by Caroline Tremblay for the Daily Yonder EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we introduce a new column, “Radically Rural,” which will explore ways rural leaders are building stronger communities through innovative strategies. The column is produced by the organizers of Radically Rural, an annual summit of rural leaders that last Read more…


How is YourEconomy?

The details of your local economy offers up valuable clues as to the work that you should be focusing on and the effectiveness of existing local entrepreneurship programs.  It is, however, challenging to easily access reliable local data that is current.  We first encountered YourEconomy.org (YE) while at a retreat for entrepreneur support organizations at Read more…



Calling All Rural Leaders, Founders, and Trailblazers!

            Join 800 other rural leaders, thinkers, and doers on September 19 and 20 for Radically Rural! Broad shifts in demographics, communications, technology, economic development, and personal values are generating creative responses from innovative thinkers, change-makers, entrepreneurs, and community-builders who love their towns and know their advantages. Come and learn what Read more…


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