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Region II

Why Entrepreneurship? Why Now?

This Strategic Plan for Entrepreneurial Development is the product of four facilitated planning sessions tailored to the unique demographics, economic trends, service providers and entrepreneurship needs within Region II (Hamilton and Wright Counties ). Planning team members consisted of a wide variety of stakeholders including entrepreneurs, economic development and chambers of commerce leadership, financial institutions, regent universities, community colleges and elected officials.



“I want people to know that (rural Iowa) is an exciting place to live and exciting and creative people are starting businesses!”

Denise Smith, Director, SOS Vintage

“I wish people would see the value of (small business) on rural communities. Maybe it’s not easy out here…but there are so many great people with wonderful talents"

Sarah Thompson, Hamilton County S.E.E.D.

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