Capacity Building

Rural communities throughout the Upper Midwest continue to experience demographic decline. This trajectory does not have to continue, the Veden Center provides communities, entrepreneurs and innovators with training to improve and retain the knowledge, skills, tools and abilities to build more effective growth given global economic trends and new business development opportunities.

Community development with agricultural undertones

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Upper Midwest has provided the world with some of the most effective and innovative entrepreneurs. This global contribution was accomplished through hard work, high ethical standards and dedication as well as an exceptional ability to identify unique business development opportunities. The Veden Center works with entrepreneurs and innovators to continue this trend by providing small business advice, incubation and acceleration services and networking opportunities.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship