The process began with the recruitment and training of full-time Local Directors (and a part-time Project Manager in New Kensington/Westmoreland Co.) who brought an understanding of local stakeholders and the entrepreneurial landscape in their respective cities. Their efforts evolved into a dynamic, focused scope of work, primarily aimed at:
identifying key barriers to local entrepreneurial engagement
developing community-fed solutions to overcome these barriers, and
implementing these solutions in short-term pilot projects.