Traditional economic development efforts have been unable to address the nuances of rural communities. Entrepreneurship can be an important process and a vital component for building rural resiliency. As part of RISE29, a grant funded program, regional advisory councils have been established an act as a crucial extension tool for East Carolina University. The goal of these councils is to incorporate the narrative and discourse of the importance of entrepreneurship as a part of inclusive rural economic development strategies.
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Paynter, S. R., Harris, M. L., & Barber, D. (2020). Regional Advisory Councils to Support Nascent Rural Entrepreneurs. The Journal of Extension, 58(3), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.58.03.05