Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week

To revitalize rural America we must encourage entrepreneurial small businesses, stimulate innovative community development, and open up new opportunities for farming enterprises.
More training opportunities are needed to provide entrepreneurial skills that empower everyone to succeed. That's why the Center for Rural Affairs is celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week, February 20-27, 2010.

Entrepreneurship week provides an opportunity to focus on the innovative ways entrepreneurial development and entrepreneurship education can create a better economic future, especially during these difficult times.

For the fourth year in a row, the Center for Rural Affairs will host the MarketPlace conference during this national week celebrating the importance of entrepreneurs. MarketPlace will be held in Kearney, NE at the Ramada Convention Center on Tuesday, February 23, and Wednesday, February 24, 2010.

MarketPlace focuses on the role of entrepreneurship in revitalizing rural communities. Entrepreneurship is a driving force of the U.S. economy. During the past 15 years, businesses less than five years old have accounted for about 70 percent of the net job creation in the United States.

We hope you are planning to attend MarketPlace and learn from speakers, presenters and exhibitors. There's ample time to network with other entrepreneurs and community leaders. They can share stories about their efforts to create genuine economic opportunity in rural Nebraska, stories you can take home and build on.

Other entrepreneur opportunities are available through the Center for Rural Affairs and other service providers. Many of these will be on exhibit at the conference. For more information visit http://www.cfra.org/marketplace/home.

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