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With the acquisition of CRE's energizing entrepreneurial communities (e2) framework, NetWork Kansas will launch e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, a national initiative to help rural entrepreneurs and economic development professionals connect, learn, and share best practices for building sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems in Kansas and across the country. We are thrilled that the e2 framework has found a new home and believe this new partnership will help more communities grow more businesses and enhance the quality of life for all residents.

In a blog on Locavesting, Travis Green discusses the potential for community foundations to become champions of local investing. With $9 trillion expected to change hands between generations by 2028, community foundations, as institutions for local causes, are uniquely placed to capture and apply that wealth for local impact investing.

Barlow T. Mann , COO of the Sharpe Group , drafted a review of the findings from " 9 Trillion and Counting: How Charities can Tap into the Transfer of Wealth ," drafted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy using data and analysis by LOCUS.

In a blog for Locavesting, Deb Markley outlines what place-based impact investing looks like from the ground up, highlighting the success of Communities Unlimited (CU), a not-for-profit community development organization, in deploying an Arkansas Community Foundation impact investment.

Locus Impact Investing, in partnership with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship unveiled eye-popping figures this month, showing the $9 trillion is expected to transfer from Americans' estates over the next decade. This article by the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows how just capturing five percent of this transfer for philanthropy would yield the equivalent of ten Gate's Foundations.

Leading CDFI Virginia Community Capital and nationally recognized Center for Rural Entrepreneurship today announced the launch of LOCUS Impact Investing, a new social enterprise to empower place-focused foundations to invest their capital locally to build prosperous, vibrant communities.

The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and Virginia Community Capital announce a new national initiative focused on local investing for impact.