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Diamonds in the Rough: Creating Sustainable Businesses in Tough Communities

Rodney Brown, Valerie F. Leonard and Dr. Dennis Deer share a light moment after doing a podcast on developing sustainable businesses in tough communities.

Valerie F. Leonard

Deer Rehabilitation Services, Inc., and Rodney Brown, Vice President of the New Covenant Community Development Corporation were  guests on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, July 20, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development facilitated the discussion. The show  streamed live from  The archived podcast is available on BlogTalkRadio. com, and Stitcher.

Deer  talks about the relationships between economic development and mental illness. Brown shares lessons learned from his work with the chamber of commerce and business development center.

Keywords: business development, Deer Rehabilitation Services, Economic Development, Inc., New Covenant CDC, Nonprofit "U", Valerie F. Leonard

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