Presentation on theme: "Western Regional Competitiveness Forum Denver - April 4 & 5, 2002 National Governor’s Association."— Presentation transcript:
Western Regional Competitiveness Forum Denver - April 4 & 5, 2002 National Governor’s Association
Clusters in Rural America Don Macke U.S. Forest Service
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Entrepreneurship & Rural America
Importance of Entrepreneurs Pursues Opportunity Lives Proactively Leverages Resources Builds Networks Creates Value
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor KCEL & Others 3rd Year Comparative International Study Counties Counties Counties
GEM 2000: Entrepreneurship is strongly associated with economic growth! The level of entrepreneurial activity explains 70 percent of the difference in economic growth among nations. All nations with high levels of entrepreneurial activity have above average rates of economic growth. Only a few nations that have above average rates of economic growth have low levels of entrepreneurship.
National Commission on Entrepreneurship High-Growth Companies: Mapping America’s Entrepreneurial Landscape. July 2001
Major Findings: High-growth companies are truly extraordinary in the economy; fewer than one in twenty U.S. businesses achieve high-growth rates. High-growth companies are found in all regions of the country, often concentrated in the most surprising areas. Most fast-growing, entrepreneurial companies are not in “high-tech” industries. Each one of the 394 regions in the country contains some high-growth companies. Most regions’ high-growth companies concentrate in certain specific industry sectors.
28 North Platte, NE 69 Pueblo, CO 128 Fort Collins, CO 127 Laramie, WY 80 Rock Springs, WY 125 Grand Junction, CO 161 Flagstaff, AZ 198 Farmington, NM 112 Sante Fe, NM 173 Denver, CO 126 Colorado Springs, CO Entrepreneurial Growth Company Index
High Performing ESOs
Mini-Wrapup: Entrepreneurs are Important EGCs are Critical ESOs make the Difference
Our Position.... Weaker Rural Economic Performance is Due in Part to Lower Levels of Entrepreneurial Activity?
Rural Challenges: People are Entrepreneurial Fewer Entrepreneurs Far Fewer EGCs Inconsistent ESOs Dominance of Extractive Industries
NCOE - Sector Number of High- Growth Companies in Sector Number of All Start-Ups Growing to 20 or More Employees in Sector Manufacturing25,2734,566 Business Services28,2545,663 Distributive38,4524,488 Extractive5, Local Market113,00115,656 Retail48,61911,055
GEM-Trends Entrepreneurs are Powerful Economic Drivers Entrepreneurship Rates by Industry Grouping... Extractive4% Transforming30% Business21% Consumer45%