Be a part of an award-winning program that has been empowering both rural and up-and-coming communities since 2007. CEC® is a proven model and a pioneering initiative for driving the success of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
- Marketing your community as a CEC® will tell entrepreneurs it is a place where they can find resources and succeed
- Action Plan for two entrepreneurship initiatives
- Coaching and technical assistance from an experienced CEC® team
- Measured program results through a Score Card
- Access to proprietary content on entrepreneur programs
- Website portal to access the Action Plan, Score Card, technical assistance, and network with other CEC® communities
- Invitation to a Best Practice Annual Meeting
- Leadership development for entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneur resource directory
The most important benefit of the program is engaging entrepreneurs in your community to work jointly on sustainable economic development strategies.
Testimonial-“ I know it’s working because I get referrals from everywhere – businesses, mayors, students, register of deeds, and many others.”
Cleveland Community College Small Business Center