More Info About GRO


These PowerPoints provide an overview of the program and its initial cohort, and share what activities take place and what roles are needed at different times along the five year framework. Use these resources to familiarize yourself with the program and learn how it grows and evolves over time

GRO Framework

GRO Overview & Theory of Change

GRO Theory of Change

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Capital Investment Resources


Here are some recent highlights of the GRO program and its communities in the news!

Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast

Don Macke of e2, is a leader in the field of entrepreneurial ecosystems and produces this podcast that outlines the science and systems behind GRO’s framework. Learn about e2’s tools and dig deeper into the science of building entrepreneurial ecosystems with these introductory stories.


Klamath IDEA Video

Look at the great work already being done by one of our cohort member communities!

Network Kansas Broadband Success Story

See how a small town entrepreneur saw a need for broadband and changed the business landscape in their community.

Our Partners

Find more resources from our closest partners.

e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

The Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation

Network Kansas
NetWork Kansas


SourceLink connects communities to resources using their powerful set of web tools. Learn more by watching this video.

For an example of SourceLink in action – Explore Klamath IDEA’s Resource Navigator at