The Right Resources Are Key to Growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


One of the more pressing issues for communities that have built emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems is how they can better support growth stage companies. There are many cities and regional hubs around the U.S. that are producing some great companies, with smart founders and talented employees, but without the right resources (outside capital, peer-to-peer mentoring, a national network) these companies will have trouble getting to that next level of expansion and success.

[Editor’s note: To tap the wisdom of our distinguished group of Xconomists, we asked a few of them to answer this question heading into 2016: “What is the most pressing issue for innovation communities in 2016?” You can see other questions and answers here.]

Joan Siefert Rose is the president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in Durham, NC. Follow @CEDNC

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