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About Marion T. Bentley

Marion T. Bentley is an Extension Business and Economic Development Specialist and faculty member in the Department of Applied Economics where he is also Director of the state-wide Extension Business and Economic Development Services. He has extensive experience in consulting and training in local economic development in the US and abroad. With Gary Hansen, a former colleague at USU, he developed the Integrated Community Development Model which has been successfully introduced and implemented in the Central Eastern European countries of Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine. He has also developed training and teaching materials in use throughout the US in entrepreneurship (Revitalizing Rural America; Getting Down to Business; Rural Entrepreneurship), home based business (Getting Started; Keeping it Going), and economic renewal (Hard Times; Coping With Decline; Know Your Region). He has also been an examiner for the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing at more 20 major manufacturing operations in the US, Mexico and Canada. His wife Carolyn is an accomplished harpist. They have four children scattered around the world.

Positions

Present Director, Extension Business and Economic Development Services, Utah State University Applied Economics
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Present Executive Director, Utah Center for Productivity and Quality, Utah State University Biology
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Present Program Leader, USU Extension Rural Economic Development Initiative, Utah State University Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab
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Curriculum Vitae



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Books (35)