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Resources for Entrepreneurship and Business Development

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ARC Entrepreneurship and Business Development Resources

Creating an Entrepreneurial Appalachian Region: Findings and Lessons from an Evaluation of the ARC's Entrepreneurship Initiative 1997-2005
Rural Policy Research Institute (April 2008)
PDF: 830 KB

A Survey of Business Incubators in Appalachia
(July 2005)

Entrepreneurship Initiative Approved Projects

Entrepreneurship Education: Learning By Doing
PDF: 1.2 MB

Appalachian Youth Entrepreneurship Education Springboard Award—2002 and 2003 Award Winners
PDF: 230 KB

Monograph Special Report: Building Creative Economies Conference, April 28–30, 2002
Posted with permission from Americans for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts
PDF: 1.3 MB

Building New Economies in Rural America: Tools for Entrepreneurship Conference Proceedings (September 2000)
PDF: 2.3 MB

Entrepreneurship Everywhere: A Guide to Resources and Models for Entrepreneurship Education

Capitalizing on Rural Communities: Emerging Development Venture Capital Funds in Appalachia
PDF: 5.7 MB


National Entrepreneurship Resources

Angel Capital Association

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (RUPRI)

Coleman Foundation

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Corporation for Enterprise Development




Entrepreneurs' Organization


Future Business Leaders of America

Future Farmers of America(FFA)

Junior Achievement

Kauffman Foundation

National Association for Small Business Investment Companies

National Business Incubation Association

National Council on Economic Education

National Venture Capital Association

National Women's Business Council

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

REAL Enterprises

State Science and Technology Institute

U.S. Small Business Administration