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April 2015 – director’s newsletter

Faith in the Power of Connections

In 2014, nearly half of North Carolina’s counties lost more jobs than were created. The hollowing out of communities in those counties, as people of working ages leave to seek jobs elsewhere, represents a growing crisis that calls out for immediate commercial and social innovations to stem the exodus.

Last week, IEI had the privilege of hosting a dedicated group of leaders who are heading important, responsive innovations by rural churches located in a number of these counties. These innovators are essential supporters of economic and physical assets and relationships and connections that are critical for innovation success in any locale. As key anchor institutions deeply rooted in communities, their rural churches are important centers for expanded social entrepreneurship and other civic-focused innovation.

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Past director’s Newsletters

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SOME MISSING PLACES AND FACES

March 2015

FORUM NEXT STEPS: PRIORITIES FOR ENHANCING INNOVATION IN NC

February 2015

The 26 Day Countdown

January 2015

IEI’s Year(s) in Review

December 2014

SPACES FOR INNOVATION CHALLENGE

November 2014

AND THE 2015 EMERGING ISSUE FORUM IS…

October 2014

GLOBAL LEARNERS AND LEADERS

September 2014

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER: IEI NEWSLETTER

August 2014

SHARE AN “AHA!,” WIN A TICKET: IEI NEWSLETTER

June 2014

SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE

May 2014

STRENGTHENING STEM WITH EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES

April 2014

CONNECTIONS AND CAPACITIES IN NC COMMUNITIES

March 2014

FROM TALK TO ACTION

February 2014

LISTEN, LEARN, AND LEAD

January 2014

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