e2 In-Depth: Retiree-Led Development

By: Don Macke, e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, with Kimberlee Spillers


Retiree-Led Development
A Likely Entrepreneurial Development Opportunity

For Rural America, possibly the largest under-recognized entrepreneurial development opportunity is related to retirees. While the United States is aging, it is not aging as fast when compared to Europe, Japan, or even China. But nevertheless, America’s waves of retirees offer huge development opportunities for regions and communities prepared to compete for their hometown as locations of choice.
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Listen to this feature on the Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast. Access the podcast here.

NetWork Kansas is the home for e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, which is led by Don Macke, who has more than 40 years of community economic development and policy experience. The partnership between NetWork Kansas and e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems provides a platform to offer learning institutes, a consulting network, analytics support and mentoring to benefit the entrepreneurs, small businesses, resource partners and communities in Kansas as well as nationally.


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