UMN Extension is connecting with entrepreneurial communities
When the town of Waseca, Minnesota lost more than 1,000 jobs during a 10-year period, local leaders started thinking about the future. They engaged the entire community to assess Waseca’s opportunities and create a vision for the future. One thing became clear — in order to build businesses for the future, the community needed to think more about current entrepreneurs.
“Communities need entrepreneurs. And entrepreneurs need communities,” says Rani Bhattacharyya, Extension community economics educator. Bhattacharyya and her team are bringing the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities conference to the state of Minnesota.