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Book offers tips to encourage entrepreneurialism

A book recently released by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Neb., offers tools and resources to help economic developers encourage entrepreneurial growth in their communities.

"Energizing Entrepreneurial Communities: A Pathway to Prosperity" is a follow-up to a book published by the center in 2005 which made the case for entrepreneurship development. This second installment on the topic provides examples of communities that have embraced the concept and provides economic developers pathways to increase the impact of entrepreneurialism. Authors Don Macke, Deborah Markley and John Fulwider make their case for supporting entrepreneurial development in five parts, providing readers with multiple case studies from communities throughout the Midwest and self-analysis quizzes that can be used to help evaluate a community's current status and develop strategies to encourage entrepreneurial growth. The book also offers tips on identifying and coaching entrepreneurs.

The book is available in paperback and digital editions. For more information, visit