Montana Entrepreneurship

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Montana RCAC

The small city of Lewistown is situated near the geographic center of Montana, a picturesque community that lies along the banks of Big Spring Creek surrounded by five mountain ranges.  Its location has inspired the town to embrace the slogan “Find Your Center” as part of its tourism promotion efforts.  Therefore, it’s only fitting that Lewiston is also at the center of exciting economic and community development initiatives underway in the heart of central Montana

New Hampshire Recreation

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The Spoke'n Word
Rec after hours: Human-powered recreation brings partners together

The bonds between natural resources, communities, and generations of travelers run deep in New Hampshire’s North Country, home of the White Mountain National Forest. But efforts to increase tourism in high-amenity areas like this can threaten natural resources and their value to both residents and visitors. A network of partners determined to think in new ways sought strategies to grow the economy while mitigating potential harm.

Melissa Levy

Community Roots, LLC is a Vermont firm specializing in rural community and economic development consulting. Melissa Levy of Community Roots, LLC has been working with the WealthWorks framework over the past several years. She's been a trainer, coach, workshop facilitator, and presenter in the WealthWorks community.

Cheryl Peterson

Works nationwide, but most in the South: Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi; Interested in agriculture, local foods, and education

Barbara Wyckoff

Barbara Wyckoff, Dynamica Consulting, provides training and consults with communities from Alaska to Wisconsin in WealthWorks.  She focuses on: identifying emerging sectors, exploration of value chain systems, strategies for engaging potential partners and enhancing communications, and deep dives with social enterprises to fill gaps, including value chain coordinators.

Upper Peninsula Tourism

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The Great Waters of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP) is a region rich in natural, cultural and tourism assets, but until recently, these assets were disconnected from the outside world and one another. Building on a creative vision and strategic commitment of a regional non-profit, eastern UP stakeholders came together to collectively develop and market the region as a must-see tourist destination. Today, new visitors are streaming in from all over to visit The Great Waters — and to explore an emerging world-class mix of landscapes, heritage, recreation, local food and lively culture.


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