The Informal Economy: Making It In Rural America

February 1, 2004  • Elaine Edgcomb & Tamra Thetford

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This FIELD publication, the third in a series, examines the experiences of 29 entrepreneurs living and working in several rural counties in Nebraska. The 81-page report shares the entrepreneurs’ motivations, aspirations and struggles to operate viable businesses, and explores how policies and practices could be changed to encourage more growth among rural informal businesses.