Successful Event Making a Comeback in 2010

Kansas MarketPlace, a premier rural entrepreneurship event, will return for 2010 thanks to a successful conference and tremendous participation in 2009. This year MarketPlace will be held at the Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center in Dodge City, Kansas on Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
The Center for Rural Affairs is collaborating with the Kansas Department of Commerce Rural Development to host the 2nd Kansas MarketPlace. The event will focus on proven strategies to build assets and create economic opportunity in rural communities by fostering entrepreneurship and youth innovation.

Marketplace will have something for everyone - entrepreneur, rancher, farmer, community developer, student and teacher alike.  Participants will be able to peruse up to 34 displays in the Resource Zone, learn from other small businesses and service providers, and network with one another and with resource professionals.

Attendees may participate in educational sessions focusing on financing, marketing, community development, agricultural, small business development, technology, and exciting hands on sessions for high school and college students. Experts in many fields such as small business owners, marketers, financial experts, service providers, etc. will be available to answer questions.

Potential and existing entrepreneurs, farmers, ranchers, community leaders, rural developers, - everyone interested in revitalizing rural communities and rural economies will find many opportunities to  meet and converse with their peers and other experts about rural community development and issues impacting rural communities.  If you haven't attended MarketPlace yet, you should think about registering right away.

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