Panel discussion on entrepreneurship in urban and rural communities part of United States Federal Reserve System Conference

Posted: November 15, 2011

Dr. Stephan Goetz, a member of the Community and Economic Development Graduate Program faculty, recently presented as part of a panel discussion titled "Strengthening Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Urban and Rural Communities" during the U.S. Federal Reserve System Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Goetz's presentation, "Determinants and Impacts of Rural Self-Employment:  Insights from County-Level Data", considered several questions, including the providers of credit and capital in rural versus urban communities, how distressed communities successfully foster sustainable entrepreneurship, and the role of small business and self-employment in creating economic vitality for communities and individuals in these communities.  In addition to the presentation by Dr. Goetz, which may be viewed from the U.S. Federal Reserve website, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Ben S. Bernanke provided opening remarks and a keynote address was delivered by Carl J. Schramm, President and CEO of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 

For more information regarding the presentation, please contact Dr. Goetz at