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Building an E-ship Center While Treading Water

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Building an E-ship Center While Treading Water

Guide Description:
Learn how a community lead mini-grant grew into a Regional Entrepreneur Center resulting in the partnership of Morehead State University, Maysville Community and Technical College and the City of Maysville.  This alliance has resulted in educational programming - credit and non-credit, youth programs, SBDC services and an entrepreneurial friendly atmosphere.

Full Description:
This presentation will go in-depth on how a community group with a never say die attitude can bring about tremendous change in their community.  We will discuss the methods this group used to identify the need in the community and how they generated the partnerships that eventually evolved. 

1.  Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaching Institute-This is a nationally awarded pilot program develop by Dr. Ron Hustedde from the University of Kentucky.

2.  Advisory Council for the Maysville Regional Entrepreneur Center

3.  Morehead State University-Consultant funding-SBDC program

4.  Maysville Community and Technical College. The catalyst that supplied the glue, funding and educational support.

5.  City of Maysville-provides additional funding, an office for the Maysville Regional Entrepreneur Center, incubator program and strong alliance between the Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

The presenter will explain all of the inter-workings of this very unique alliance. The presenter will highlight the birth of the Maysville Regional Entrepreneur Center, its function and the documentable results.

1.        Web-site and branding materials-Coleman Foundation Grant thru the NACCE .

2.       Educational programs offered by the Entrepreneur Center  (credit and non-credit)

3.       Morehead State SBDC-business development program

4.       Youth Entrepreneurship programs in the schools: college and high schools

5.       Business development and entrepreneurial atmosphere created by the Regional Entrepreneur Center.

The goal of this power-point presentation and discussion handouts is the audience will learn how to effectively use and work with community groups, utilize grants in developing programs, and navigate thru partnerships and alliances to make them work effectively.
Charles Jackson, Director, Maysville Regional Entrepreneur Center, Maysville Community & Technical College, KY

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