By: Don Macke, e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, with Kimberlee Spillers
People attraction, development, and retention is an essential element in growing more prosperous rural communities. It is also one of e2s top 10 likely entrepreneurial development opportunities. When we attract new residents, support resident development, and create communities that are magnetic in retaining human talent, we create a whole set of community economic development and entrepreneurship related development opportunities.
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.