From non-profits to the private sector, Ms. Metzer possesses an array of skills and experiences in project management and ecosystem development. In addition, Ms. Metzer is a self-motivated entrepreneur and works passionately to develop rural opportunities in Appalachia and across the country. Ms. Metzer currently serves as the Vice-President and Co-founder of the National Center for Resource Development, helping mission-driven organizations increase their impact. Ms. Metzer’s primary focus at NCRD is on rural – including identification and development of rural opportunities.

Ms. Metzer has managed a variety of initiatives with a focus in Broadband, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Environmental Industry and Creative Ecosystem Development across the United States as well as Global entrepreneurship programs. 

In this episode, Tina Metzer joins host David Ponraj to discuss rural community development, entrepreneurship programs, and best practices on supporting rural communities in a collaborative way. Tina also shares her journey to supporting rural communities and creating a greater impact.

Learn more about the National Center for Resource Development at: www.resourcedev.org/ 

Learn more and register for RuralRISE at: www.ruralrise.org/

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A Podcast About Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development
This podcast explores entrepreneurship as part of the economic developer’s toolkit for building prosperity in our communities. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to building ecosystems and improving the environment to empower people to start and grow their businesses. Conversations focus on breaking down barriers that limit entrepreneurship in underserved and historically excluded communities. We seek authentic stories to understand the profound impact of entrepreneurship-led economic development on the local economy and spotlight a network of passionate leaders advancing the field. Find out more at economicimpactcatalyst.com/impact

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