Welcome to the Community Venture Network (CVN)

Community Venture Network (CVN) is the premiere economic development program in the Midwest, linking small and midsized businesses with rural communities in an 8-state area.

  • For businesses who know they want to explore rural opportunities, CVN answers the question of ‘where to start?’
  • For businesses who are unsure of the opportunities, CVN answers the question of ‘what are the opportunities and is this a fit for my business’.
  • For communities, CVN provides access to over 25 opportunities each year in convenient, one day seminars – focused exclusively on rural markets.

To learn more, click here or contact us for a free consultation:


Justin Erickson
Essex Capital, LLC (owner of Community Venture Network)


(651) 204-2986


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