Paradox Community Trust Resources:

Report:Wealth in the Paradox Region of Colorado” – Completed in 2012 by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, the report highlights the “transfer of wealth” (TOW) opportunity in southwestern Colorado over the next 50 years.

Video: Shickley, Nebraska Transfer of Wealth (TOW) Story – What can a Transfer of Wealth strategy do for a community? This video tells the story of Shickly, Nebraska and it’s successful fundraising strategy.

The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship‘s vision for rural America is one of vibrant communities and regions that embrace entrepreneurship, that find new sources of competitive advantage in their inherent assets, and that invest in a new more sustainable future for both present and future generations. The Center’s mission is to help our local, regional and state partners achieve this future. We are committed to connecting economic development practitioners and policy makers to the resources needed to energize entrepreneurs and implement en­trepreneurship as a core economic development strategy. We value collaboration and work with partners to bring the latest research, practice and policy innovations to leaders across rural America.

Other Resources:

The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) provided founding support to create the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in 2001. RUPRI’s mission is to provide independent analysis and information on the challenges, needs, and opportunities facing rural people and places. The work of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, along with other centers and collaborations, helps RUPRI achieve this mission.

The Telluride Foundation – As one of three community foundations nationwide selected for the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative, the Foundation was awarded funding specifically to build its capacity around Generational Giving strategies and support the development of the Paradox Community Trust.