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Appendix A: Entrepreneurship Resources

These resources are separated into four categories:
Entrepreneurship Education and Training
Sector-Based Development
Development Finance
Business Incubation

I. Material and organizations available to support entrepreneurship education and training efforts.
Entrepreneurship Everywhere: A Guide to Resources and Models for Entrepreneurship Education, Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (under contract to ARC), Athens, Ohio. Printed copies can be ordered from ARC and is available online at:

International Consortium for Entrepreneurship, (a leading national association) Cathy Ashmore, director
1601 West Fifth Ave,
Columbus, OH 43212

The following are leading national providers of entrepreneurship curriculum and training services:
Junior Achievement
One Education Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046

YoungBiz, Inc.
Steve Morris, Founder and CEO; Juan Casimiro, Exec. VP
PO Box 7987
Atlanta, GA 30357
888-KIDSWAY (543-7929)

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Steve Marioti, President
120 Wall Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-232 3333

NxLeveL Training Network
Bob Horn, Director
University of Colorado at Denver
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217

REAL Enterprises
Cullen Gurganis
115 Market Street, Suite 320
Durham, NC 27701

II. Research material available to support sector-based development efforts.

The following materials may be ordered from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) for a fee. Orders may be placed via the Web at, by fax at 703-605-6900, or by mail to NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Assessment of Entrepreneurship in Local Appalachian Economies 1989–1994. Corporation for Enterprise Development, ARC. NTIS order number PB98131550.

Birth and Death of Manufacturing Plants and Restructuring in Appalachia's Industrial Economy, 1963–1992. Carnegie Mellon University, ARC. NTIS order number PB98130552.

Capital and Credit Needs in Appalachia. Mt. Auburn Associates, ARC. NTIS order number PB98128713.

Cluster-Based Economic Development: A Key to Regional Competitiveness. U.S. Economic Development Agency. NTIS order number PB98128713.

Exports, Competitiveness, and Synergy in Appalachian Industry Clusters. Regional Technology Strategies, ARC. NTIS order number PB98109770.

The following document may be ordered from the ERS-NASS Sales Desk for a fee by calling 1-800-999-6779: "Rural Industry Clusters Raise Local Earnings." Robert M. Gibbs and G. Andrew Bernat, Jr., USDA Rural Development Perspectives, vol. 12 no.3

The following materials may be obtained free of charge from ARC by calling 202-884-7799: "Clusters and the New Economics of Competition." Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business Review

"Clusters as an Economic Development Tool: Beyond the Pitfalls." James R. Held, Economic Development Quarterly

"Industry Clusters." Mary Jo Waits and Gail Howard, Economic Development Commentary

Overachievers: Business Clusters That Work. S. Rosenfeld, RTS, Inc.

III. Research material and organizations available to support development finance efforts.

Research materials:
Appalachian Regional Commission. 2000. Capitalizing on Rural Communities - Emerging Development Venture Capital Funds in Appalachia.

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. 1999. Using the Power of Venture Capital to Revitalize Communities. June.

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. 1997. Financing Rural America. April.
————. 1999. Equity for Rural America: From Wall Street to Main Street. August.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 1997. Credit in Rural America. April.

Mt. Auburn Associates. 1998. Capital and Credit Needs in the Appalachian Region. February. (Prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission.)

Rubin, Julia Sass. 1999. Options for Increasing Access to Equity Capital in Appalachia. Harvard University. March. (Prepared for the Appalachian Regional Commission.)

Rural Policy Research Institute. 1999. Public Involvement in Venture Capital Funds: Lessons from Three Program Alternatives.

Microenterprise and the Poor: Findings from the Self-Employment Learning Project, Five Year Survey of Microentrepreneurs, The Aspen Institute – Economic Opportunities Program, Washington, DC.

Directory of U.S. Microenterprise Programs, The Aspen Institute – Economic Opportunities Program, Washington, DC.

Support Organizations:
Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Bill Edwards, Director
1601 North Kent Street
Suite 1120
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone: 703-841-7760

NADO - Economic Development Finance Service
Bill Amt
400 N. Capitol St, NW
Suite 390
Washington, DC 20001

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
Kerwin Tesdell, President
9 East 47th Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10017

National Community Capital Association
Mark Pinsky, President
Public Ledger Building
620 Chestnut Street
Suite 572
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
U.S. Department of the Treasury
601 13th Street, NW
Suite 200 S
Washington, DC 20005

Corporation for Enterprise Development
Brian Dabson, President
777 North Capitol Street, NE
Suite 410
Washington DC 20002

National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC)
Lee W. Mercer, President
666 11th St, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-628-5055

National Association of State Venture Funds
Robert Heard, President
301 N.W. 63rd Street
Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405-848-8570
Fax: 405-842-3299

IV. Organizations and research material available to support business incubation efforts.

National Business Incubator Association
Dinah Adkins, Director
20 East Circle Dr.
Suite 190
Athens, Ohio 45701-3751

A Comprehensive Guide to Business Incubation, edited by Sally Hayhow, National Business Incubation Association.

Impact of Incubator Investments, Molnar, L, et al., U.S. Department of Commerce – EDA, 1997. Incubating New Enterprises, A Guide to Successful Practice, Lichtenstein, Gregg, Aspen Institute, 1996.

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