The CEC program was launched in Michigan in an effort to educate communities on the various tools and resources available to help them help entrepreneurs grow in their communities.



Participants in Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities


Communities Reached


Participants report conference was extremely valuable

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

The Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) is a community development program designed for stake-holders, economic developers, businesses, local government, educators, and non-profits to create a network that increases a community’s potential for entrepreneurship. The program culminates in an annual conference held every October in towns across Michigan where participants attend to share ideas and learn best practices.


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