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"Unlike a charismatic leader who gets people to follow his or her vision, a catalytic leader is able to facilitate the development of a critical mass of diverse policy actors, motivated by a goal or vision that is created collectively I among themselves."

Congratulations on deciding to use S.T.A.R.T. Economic Development to help your community plan for local economic development. You and other community residents and leaders have already viewed the video, "S.T.A.R.T. Economic Development: Assessing Readiness." You have also talked about the kit and your needs with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. You and other leaders in your community have now concluded you are ready for the S.T.A.R.T. Economic Development process.

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