Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference
September 0500pam9> - September 0600pam9>
Miller-Armstrong/Starfire Event Center
204 2nd St. SW
Waseca, MN 56093
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The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference is a community development initiative that brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, economic development professionals, decision makers, and community champions to strengthen and broaden regional entrepreneurial networks.
This conference is being presented by a team of organizations led by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality, including the Minnesota Small Business Development Centers, The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's Main Street Program, Forge North, Growth & Justice, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Minnesota Crookston, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Latino Economic Development Center, the African Development Center, the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and many other organizations.
By increasing the frequency and density of regional cooperative network development and use, the conference aims to:
Serve as a space where the tools and resources available to support entrepreneurs are showcased on a regional level
Provide neighbors with the opportunity to learn from each other and share best practices in supporting entrepreneurial network development in their communities
Provide regional entrepreneurial networks with the tools and knowledge of other state and national resources that are available to support entrepreneurial ecosystem development.