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e2 In-Depth: Pandemic Recession Future Trends

By: Don Macke, e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Pandemic Recession Future Trends

Implications for rural community development


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With each major socioeconomic event (e.g., depressions, pandemics, civil unrest, wars, etc.) there is typically fundamental and transformative change. Author and professor Richard Florida calls this type of change a reset. We believe the COVID-19 health pandemic, shutdowns, and evolving world recession will likely be one of those events when profound change can and will occur. 

At e2, we believe the reset theory is profoundly important to all of us engaging in community economic development. Where there are resets or transformative change, there are implications for fundamentally altering development strategy rooted in new and more powerful trends. 

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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.