Rural Ethnic Entrepreneurship: A Spatial Networks Approach to Community Development

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This document presents our work around ethnic entrepreneurship in rural Mendocino County, California. Mendocino was selected as a representative example for issues common to many rural communities attempting to shift their economies from traditional resource-based extraction to other forms of business by leveraging their local resources and human capital. More information about the processes and tools developed through and used in this effort, a web site, www.peopleplaceandbiz.org serves as an excellent starting point to further explore the resulting “Biz Tool” providing an overview of key steps.

by Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Ph.D.; Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP; Erick Eschker, Ph.D.; Sarah M. Keeble, M.A.; & Jason M. Barnes

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