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A Blueprint for a Rural Renaissance

White Paper 2022

We believe that a rural renaissance is upon us, a moment in American history when investment in rural businesses can make an outsized impact on all aspects of rural communities, states, and the entire country.

This paper explores current rural challenges while highlighting recent trends and strategies that harness local solutions, collaboration and integrated capital to support innovative businesses and trigger a rural American renaissance.

  • Defining the Rural Renaissance
  • History of Rural America and Small Business Investment
  • Promising Trends in Rural America
  • Scaling Rural Small Businesses
  • What An Intentional Approach Looks Like
  • What Comes Next?