Entrepreneurial Community = Economic Development: Community Involvement & Social Entrepreneurship – Actions Speak
An Entrepreneurial Community creates an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive. This requires a multi-faceted approach to economic development including education, recourse availability, small business owners and large companies alike. When working in tandem, each group contributes something that enables entrepreneurs to succeed.
The Tim’s will help provide practical insights and realistic strategies for creating and enhancing community entrepreneurship as a keystone of economic stability and long-term growth. They will demonstrate the need for a change in community mindset including garnering support from the local government. They will also highlight what types of support services should be available for new and existing entrepreneurs as well as the education needed for success. Community partnership development and social entrepreneurship activities will round out the session.
Tim Mittan, Director, Southeast Community College Entrepreneurship Center, NE
Tim Putnam, Associate Director, North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, IA