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Have you ever thought about starting your own business? The Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) gives you the skills to turn an idea into a fully operational business venture in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. You’ll learn how to take a written concept and...
ELI 2016 Announced

ELI 2016 Announced

Twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) at The Center The Center for Rural Development has selected 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build...
ELI team earns EKU scholarships

ELI team earns EKU scholarships

2013 ELI winning team, "Fudgalicious Fudgery" A plan for a tourism-based business drafted by five graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program has earned each of these high school students an offer of a...

ELI students tour local plant

  ELI students create a personalized sign during a tour of Somerset Wood Products. Members of the 2013 Class of Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) took a break from writing their business plans on Wednesday to tour Somerset Wood Products Inc. and see how...