Business & Entrepreneurship

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Community Builders: A Process for Revitalizing Rural America

Report entails Community Builders program sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to help Nebraska towns move into the future.

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Branch Plants and Rural Development in the Age of Globalization

Book provides insight into changing status of branch firm manufacturing in rural areas in light of increasing globalization trends.

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Win Lose or Draw: Gambling with America’s Small Towns

Report analyses the impacts of gambling and lays out the implications of gambling activity for statutes and local communities.

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Strategies for State-supported Microenterprise Development Systems : Practitioner’s Role

Report examines the Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistant Project (REAP) in its partnership with Nebraska's Office of Economic Development.

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Impacts of Limited-Stakes Casino Gambling on Resident Satisfaction with Community Life: A Preliminary Report

Paper reports on the testing of select hypotheses predicting the response of residents of gambling communities in assessing satisfaction with community life

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Residents’ perceptions and attitudes about limited stakes casino gambling and its impact on community life

Document shows copy of small-stakes gambling survey based on resident opinion.

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Students’ Perceptions and Attitudes About Limited Stakes Casino Gambling and Its Impact on Community Life

Keynote slides detailing survey participant data on student opinions on small-stakes gambling as it effects community life.

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Exploding Myths about Rural Entrepreneurship

Report provides insight into five case studies in Iowa, North Dakota, Maine, Arkansas, and Michigan that show disparate rural economies in order to better develop strategies for rural new business entrepreneurship.

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Rural “Enterprise Development Intermediaries”

Report highlights the unique role intermediaries play in the development process in rural communities.

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Smart Firms in Small Towns

This book provides overview of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) within the context of "third-wave" state economic development policy; by which policy is marked by emphasis on strategies such as public-private partnerships, establishing regional networks, developing industrial clusters, and increasing human capital.

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Building Blocks of Rural Development

Paper is intended to be a reference point for state and local leaders to address economic development in rural South.

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The Impact of Deregulation on Rural Commercial Credit Availability in Four New England States: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications

Report highlights the role of Local commercial banks as an important source of capital for small businesses within their local service areas.