Entrepreneurs: The backbone of the economy

MSU Extension statewide Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference focuses on helping communities learn tools and resources to help entrepreneurs thrive in your town.

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our Michigan economy as well as your local economy. Recognizing the incredible positive impact entrepreneurs can have, the Michigan State University Extension created the “Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities” program.

Join other like-minded communities as we learn programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs grow our local communities at the fifth annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference.

The 2014 statewide conference will take place October 8-9, 2014 in Tawas/Oscoda, Michigan.

You will have the opportunity to learn about and experience tips and tools, best practices and success stories for fostering entrepreneurship in your community.

We will follow our “wildly successful” format of a walkable conference with keynote speakers and over 25 breakout sessions to choose from – all embedded in various shops, restaurants and businesses in the community

With breakout sessions embedded in shops and venues throughout the downtown, the conference offers the unique opportunity to not only learn about, but also experience an entrepreneurial community.

We encourage you to invite your colleagues, coworkers, community leaders and stakeholders. Whether you work in economic development, arts and culture, government, philanthropy, nonprofit or education, we all have a part to play in supporting local businesses and entrepreneur development in our communities.

For more information download the brochure, or visit the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities website.

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