Topic - Entrepreneurship

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Dakota Resources coaches rural towns on development strategies

Communities in rural South Dakota have a partner in Dakota Resources, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the state's small towns.
Angela Eilers
April 2014 - Community Dividend

Mass CDFI recertification push winnows list, ensures compliance

A 2013 mandate from the U.S. Treasury resulted in a reduced but focused pool of community development financial institutions.
Jacob Wascalus
April 2014 - Community Dividend

With bank support, arts organizations help build better communities

Investments in local arts and culture can create social, human, and economic capital.
Jacob Wascalus
April 2014 - Community Dividend

CDFI Fund announces $17 million in Bank Enterprise Awards

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Making surety bonds a surer thing for Native contractors

Recent changes to a federal bond-guarantee program could help construction firms in Indian Country and elsewhere do business.
Andrew Twite, Ahna Minge
January 2014 - Community Dividend

Mitchell, S.D., named a Smart21 Community

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2013

November 2013 - Ninth District Insight

Long-awaited rules require the BIA to "buy Indian"

New rules that implement the Buy Indian Act of 1910 give procurement preferences to Indian-owned businesses.
Paula Woessner
October 2013 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 4, 2012

April 2013 - Ninth District Insight

Rural CDFIs: Creating connections to marketplaces: A conversation with Mary Mathews of the Entrepreneur Fund

Community Dividend speaks with Mary Mathews, founding president and CEO of the Entrepreneur Fund, to learn about the circumstances and challenges rural community development financial institutions (CD
Michou Kokodoko
January 2013 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2012

Published by the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
December 2012 - Ninth District Insight

"Agripreneur" program helps rural Latinos become small-scale farmers

An initiative of Minneapolis-based Main Street Project teaches budding farmers, or "agripreneurs," to raise and sell poultry and other agricultural products as part of an emerging local food network.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2012 - Community Dividend

Goldman Sachs awards $4.4 million to Montana CDC

October 2012 - Community Dividend

Call for papers: The eighth biennial Federal Reserve community development research conference

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Citi Foundation awards entrepreneurship grant to SDIBA

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Fed releases report on economic development in Indian Country

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Ninth District community conditions are mixed, Minneapolis Fed report finds

July 2012 - Community Dividend

Harvest Initiative and Hunkpati Investments: Stirring up economic development on the Crow Creek reservation

The story of how residents of the Crow Creek Indian reservation, a prominent businessman, a church congregation, and two young attorneys came to be deeply involved in improving the reservation's econo
Sandy Gerber
October 2011 - Community Dividend

Little Mogadishu in the All-America City? Somali entrepreneurship in Willmar, Minnesota

Somali immigrants encounter acceptance and some challenges as they establish businesses in a small city in central Minnesota.
Nima Hassan
October 2011 - Community Dividend

Booming, and well positioned, but still risk averse

Despite the state’s strong economy, one expert says North Dakota could use more derring-do
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2011 - fedgazette

Cage match: Entrepreneurs vs. the recession

Has the recession taken entrepreneurial tendencies to the canvas?
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2011 - fedgazette

Standing receives Minority Small Business Champion Award

July 2011 - Community Dividend

Hispanic entrepreneurship grows, but barriers persist

Despite recent progress, Hispanic-owned firms lag behind in some respects. Fortunately, federal and nonprofit agencies offer programs designed to help close the gap.
Michou Kokodoko
April 2011 - Community Dividend

Fed Governor Duke tours Minneapolis marketplaces

On a recent visit, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke toured two culturally diverse marketplaces that have helped revitalize their surrounding neighborhoods.
July 2010 - Community Dividend

Starting up when the economy's down: A snapshot of Minnesota's new entrepreneurs

During the recent recession, when most people tightened their belts and took fewer financial risks, thousands of entrepreneurs mustered their courage and decided to try business ownership.
Michou Kokodoko
July 2010 - Community Dividend

Despite uncertainty, moderate economic growth expected

Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
June 2010 - fedgazette

Horizons program mobilizes communities to address rural poverty

A leadership-development program designed for small, rural towns demonstrates how communities that become aware, engaged, and energized about poverty issues can make change happen.
Joyce Hoelting
April 2010 - Community Dividend

Overcoming start-up barriers: Native-owned food business serves up lessons learned

The founders of Native American Natural Foods demonstrate that the goal of starting up a well-positioned business on an Indian reservation is attainable, provided certain elements are in place.
Sandy Gerber
November 2009 - Community Dividend

The L3C: A new business model for socially responsible investing

The low-profit limited liability company, or L3C, is a newly developed form of business that blends attributes of nonprofit and for-profit organizations in order to promote investment in so
Sue Woodrow, Steve Davis
November 2009 - Community Dividend

Earning income, serving the community: Guidance for building a social enterprise

A description of the important steps nonprofit organizations should follow when creating enterprises to boost their earned income.
Kate Barr
January 2009 - Community Dividend

A "Six Forces" view of microenterprise development

What happens when we apply a prominent, private sector, management-analysis framework to the world of microenterprise development organizations?
Michou Kokodoko
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Native CDFIs work toward a new economic reality in South Dakota

Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are organizations that provide loans and financial services to underserved Native American communities. The Ninth Federal Reserve District
Sandy Gerber
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Turning equity into opportunity: Montana fund helps Native entrepreneurs enter the financial mainstream

A new small business funding program from the State of Montana is designed to address the severe shortage of equity among entrepreneurs in Indian Country.
Sue Woodrow, Philip Belangie
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Wanted: Entrepreneurs

(Just don't ask for a job description) If entrepreneurship is so important, why don't we know more about it?
Ronald A. Wirtz
June 2008 - The Region

HP announces microenterprise development grants

November 2007 - Community Dividend

A new economic era for Native communities

In remarks delivered at the 2007 South Dakota Indian Business Conference, Elsie Meeks encourages American Indians to look to the future and recognize that they cannot build sovereign, independent nati
Elsie Meeks
July 2007 - Community Dividend

Microenterprise development in the U.S.: Past, present and future

To learn more about the history of microenterprise development organizations in the U.S. and the challenges these organizations face, Community Dividend spoke with Elaine Edgcomb, director of the Aspe
Michou Kokodoko
May 2007 - Community Dividend

African American enterprises on the rise in Minnesota

Minnesota's African American entrepreneurs are likely to face a host of challenges that threaten to block their path to success. Fortunately, a network of organizations is ready to support African Am
Michou Kokodoko
November 2006 - Community Dividend

Newly formed business alliance promotes Montana's "Indianpreneurs"

The newly formed Montana Indian Business Alliance focuses on strengthening tribal sovereignty and economies by drawing attention to the important role the private sector can play in Indian Country.
Sue Woodrow
November 2006 - Community Dividend

Tribal-citizen entrepreneurship: What does it mean for Indian Country, and how can tribes support it?

A condensed version of a speech Professor Cornell delivered at the Montana Indian Business Conference in Great Falls, Mont., on February 2, 2006.
Stephen Cornell
July 2006 - Community Dividend

CDFIs at a crossroads: A conversation with Mark Pinsky of National Community Capital Association

Community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, are specialized entities that provide lending, investments, and other financial services in economically distressed communities. Community Divi
Michael Grover
September 2005 - Community Dividend

Tribal colleges can be a key to Native entrepreneurship

For many American Indian tribes, tribal colleges are becoming a vital tool for promoting Native entrepreneurship.
Brad Bly
March 2005 - Community Dividend

Minnesota Rural Partners president receives SBA awards

November 2004 - Community Dividend

HP awards grant to Neighborhood Development Center

August 2004 - Community Dividend

SBA launches new Native development initiative

August 2004 - Community Dividend

Business is open on Venus

Much is made about gender differences, but do those differences transfer to business owners?
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2004 - fedgazette

I am woman. Hear my business roar

Women entrepreneurs are gaining ground and business experience. What does it mean for the district economy?
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2004 - fedgazette

Running the gauntlet

Women today have unprecedented opportunities to start businesses, but a wide assortment of hurdles remains.
May 2004 - fedgazette

The taxing issue of e-commerce

District states are in the middle of the debate on Internet sales taxes
Frank Jossi
November 2003 - fedgazette

The next biotech frontier: weights and measures

How to measure the biotech industry remains a mystery.
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2003 - fedgazette

A conversation with ... Kou Vang of JB Realty

Community Dividend speaks with Kou Vang, a Hmong business leader, about credit availability and the economic evolution of the Twin Cities Hmong community.
August 2003 - Community Dividend

Credit availability: A snapshot of the Hmong business community in Minneapolis and St. Paul

A Federal Reserve study examines credit markets from the borrowers' perspective
Arthur J. Rolnick, David Fettig
August 2003 - Community Dividend

Fed luncheon focuses on credit access in the Twin Cities Hmong community

Lenders, community development professionals and small business owners gathered in St. Paul to discuss lessons learned from the Federal Reserve's study of credit access in the Twin Cities Hmong commun
Paula Woessner
August 2003 - Community Dividend

Linking immigrants to farming opportunities

For immigrants in the Twin Cities area, farming is a source of income, opportunity, and independence.
Devon Idstrom
August 2003 - Community Dividend

The Lakota Fund receives grant

August 2003 - Community Dividend

Indian business groups receive grants

November 2002 - Community Dividend

Wisconsin commission receives Pioneer Award

November 2002 - Community Dividend

A conversation with ... Jay Kayne and Don Macke

Community Dividend discusses rural entrepreneurship with Jay Kayne, vice president of community and policy at the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Don Macke, project coordi
November 2001 - Community Dividend

Entrepreneurship in rural communities: An emerging strategy presents opportunities and challenges

As rural America faces mounting challenges, some communities are turning to entrepreneurship as a strategy for success.
Nikki Foster
November 2001 - Community Dividend

Incubating economic development

Fast becoming a popular tool for local economic development, incubators' long-term impact less obvious
Jane Brissett
November 2001 - fedgazette

Public venture, public gain?

A follow-on to the July fedgazette cover story that looks at governments' role in promoting entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2001 - fedgazette

The granddaddy of VC

A review of the federal government's Small Business Investment Co.
Ronald A. Wirtz
September 2001 - fedgazette

Business ownership increases for Native Americans

August 2001 - Community Dividend

Digging for dollars

Ninth District dinosaurs still have an (economic) impact.
Rosie Cataldo
July 2001 - fedgazette

Fairy tales and venture capital

The rise of venture capital has given district states “green” envy, fretting that its absence will affect regional and state economies
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2001 - fedgazette

Nurturing the light bulb economy

The new-found profile of entrepreneurs and venture capital has states eager to get more of both.
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2001 - fedgazette

The entrepreneurial stool

Capital is important to entrepreneurs, but other legs are important and often ignored
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2001 - fedgazette

A conversation with ... Elsie Meeks of The Lakota Fund

Community Dividend discusses the economic development efforts of The Lakota Fund with its executive director, Elsie Meeks.
November 2000 - Community Dividend

Economic development in Indian Country: Lessons learned by The Lakota Fund

By sharing 10 lessons learned from its lending activities, The Lakota Fund hopes to benefit all community developers.
Margaret Tyndall
November 2000 - Community Dividend

Microenterprise awards are announced

Two Ninth District organizations recently received awards for their outstanding work in the field of microenterprise development.
Stephanie Omersa
July 1999 - Community Dividend

U.S. banks offered historic opportunity in Indian Country

To serve the emerging Indian-owned private enterprise market, bankers should understand the structure of the economies of tribal communities and the size of the potential market.
Patrick Borunda
July 1998 - Community Dividend

Agricultural by-product inspires creation of yet another by-product

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Big Sky information explosion

Dean Davis
July 1991 - fedgazette

County enters entrepreneurial fray, offers cash and loans to start-ups

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Entrepreneur says starting business "is the best thing you can do"

Barbara Birr
July 1991 - fedgazette

Entrepreneurial impact on Ninth District economy grows

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Following first-ever takeover, Santee Sioux branch out on their own

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

How much does she know about construction? About $10 million worth

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Iverson seeks wilderness: From sand to snow, entrepreneur makes big change

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Success in science and business have one thing in common: luck

Barbara Birr
July 1991 - fedgazette

This company earns a trophy for its efforts

Dean Davis
July 1991 - fedgazette

With little knowledge of business, immigrant studies way to success

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Hungry for joint ventures, Soviets enjoy working with small companies, Minnesota businessman says

David Fettig
September 1990 - fedgazette

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