Signs of Revival: Entrepreneurship and Stronger Heartland Communities

Join us for a series of events exploring the role of entrepreneurship in thriving communities throughout the month of June. What makes it challenging for communities to cultivate entrepreneurship and what can we learn from what’s happening around the region?

Will More Entrepreneurship Energize Communities?

In-Person & Livestream Magazine Launch & Discussion
Thursday, June 9 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM CDT
Kansas Leadership Center Town Hall
325 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Virtual Attendance Available

Special thanks to media sponsor, KMUW, Wichita Public Radio at 89.1 FM.

What’s the relationship between entrepreneurship and stronger Heartland communities?

Join us for the first in-person Journal Launch since 2019! The event will start at 6:30 PM with a 30-minute reception followed by discussion at 7 PM in KLC’s Town Hall. We will discuss the role entrepreneurship plays in making communities great places to live and the challenges that must be surmounted for places to find their own versions of success.

Reflections from the Road
Wednesday, June 15 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM CDT
Livestream Discussion on Facebook and YouTube

This spring KLC launched the Heartland Together Listening Tour in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to discover the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship. Join members of the KLC team as they reflect upon the tour and share relevant insights from discussions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

What’s Right with Ord?
Wednesday, June 22 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT
Livestream Discussion on Facebook and YouTube

Over the past 20 years, the area in and around Ord, Nebraska has counted over $125 million of private and public investment, resulting in the creation of more than 100 businesses and 350 jobs. But it hasn’t always been this way. What lessons can others learn from Ord’s successes and challenges it has faced along the way?

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