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Michael William-Patrick Fortunato

What I am working on:

What I am working on:
Creative business incubation and live/work/ag/creative space, writing the first ever textbook on the Sociology of Entrepreneurship, redevelopment of complex properties with new concepts, entrepreneurship for social and environmental change - education and catalysis strategies, inclusive strategic planning and implementation, educating public leaders and community members through alternative education.

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Work experience / Education

Work experience / Education:
Ph.D. Rural Sociology, Penn State University
M.S. Community and Economic Development, Penn State University

Founding Partner, Creative Insight Community Development (CICD) - creative consultants and project managers for new community concepts

Co-Founder, The Music Foundry - incubating music and arts entrepreneurs for community development outcomes

Adjunct Instructor in Community and Economic Development (CEDEV), Penn State University

Former Director, Center for Rural Studies, and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University (Texas)

Former Research Associate, Center for Economic and Community Development (CICD) at Penn State University

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Key Words:
Entrepreneurship, rural, community, development, economic, incubator, affordable housing, creative, arts, agriculture, strategic planning, improvisation, public speaking, sociology, lecturer.
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