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Is American Entrepreneurship Declining?
This month Don Macke tackles this complex subject by providing insights based on his personal and professional experiences. Email with your own perceptions and comments.

Other e2 News
Did you miss last month's white paper, Chambers of Commerce and Entrepreneurship? You can still download it to discover how today's chambers can become a host organization for local entrepreneurial development and ecosystem building.

Special report cites analysis of asset flow from Americans' estates and what it means for community revenue building opportunities.

Check out the blog for the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship dba NetWork Kansas to find out how they spark new business activity in Kansas.
Field News
Wage inequality is on the rise. High-wage earners continue to pull away from everyone else according to the Economic Policy Institute's new report, which analyzes wage trends between 2000 and 2018.

America needs more builders. The latest blog by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton explores what he means by the term "builders" and what it means for real economic growth.

Exploring the geography of prosperity. Discover what your county's Vitality Index is in an interactive map from the Brookings Institution.

Where do Americans Want to Live? A recent Gallup poll shows Americans Big on Idea of Living in the Country. Read this recent New York Times story describing one woman's experience moving back to her hometown in rural Minnesota.

Unique strengths and challenges faced by rural small business owners. A new report by the Small Business Majority examines opportunities and barriers for rural entrepreneurs.
Upcoming Events
Economic Gardening Training/Certification
Economic Gardening spring training (class #22) will be held this year at the historic Boulderado Hotel in Boulder, Colorado April 8 - 10. More Info
Growth From Within - Economic Gardening Summit
Don Macke will be a keynote speaker for this summit in Kansas City, MO on April 11. More Info
National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week is a national recognition event to honor the United States' top entrepreneurs each year. The distinguished group of small business owners will be honored May 5-11 by the U.S. Small Business Administration and a collection of event co-hosts. More Info
Save the Dates
Kauffman Foundation Eship Summit
May 21-23, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri
More info call (816) 932-1000
Annual Rural Rise Entrepreneurship Gathering
Sept. 16-19, 2019
Pine Bluff, Arkansas