“civic entrepreneurs are leaders who use the skills, networks, and drive developed by working in their own sector to benefit the broader community. Like business entrepreneurs who go between an innovation and the marketplace, civic entrepreneurs “go between” the economy and the community.”
the joint venture way: lessons for regional rejuvenation.the james irvine foundation
in transforming the community, GT2 identifies and undertakes strategies to train and equip community leaders to undertake the role of civic entrepreneurs. In the absence of a regional leadership network connected by a shared vision, collaboration will not occur. This aspect of regional development focuses on creating the leadership, developing the overall strategy, and providing the infrastructure necessary to transform.