NetWork Kansas Aims to Plug the Urban-Rural Divide
Friday, September 10, 2021
A nationwide pandemic, vaccines, elections and racial unrest have exposed the broad political and societal divides between urban centers and rural places. This has occurred against a backdrop of city residents finding they can work from anywhere, relocating in greater numbers to regions with smaller populations.
What does all this mean to entrepreneurship? NetWork Kansas could be at the forefront of that discovery.
As one of America’s longest-running rural entrepreneurial ecosystems, NetWork Kansas offers a model for collaboration on rural economic development. The now-statewide network of nonprofit business-building resources has proven to be a model for bridging the rural-urban gap in some cases.
President and CEO Steve Radley considers the organization to be a powerful system for assets and ideas.