Creating Entrepreneurial Communities

Downtown Hermann, Missouri.

CEC Conference

Join us Sept. 21–22 in Hermann, Missouri, to learn how to foster community economic development.

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Creating Entrepreneurial Communities

Entrepreneurial communities are those cities, neighborhoods, or townships that are continuously working to develop an environment that fosters entrepreneurship to promote community economic development. They have created networks, cultures, resources, and policies that enable invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship to succeed.

2022 Conference in Hermann, MO, Sept. 21-22, 2022

Join other like-minded leaders and learn best practices to promote economic development, innovation, and foster entrepreneurship in your community. Breakout sessions are held in local businesses and venues, giving participants a unique way to learn and experience host communities.

The conference aims to create, connect, and promote community economic revitalization through entrepreneurship as a driver for economic growth across communities in Missouri where entrepreneurs and innovators flourish and are celebrated!

What people are saying

"This has been a wonderful conference filled with tangible takeaways to put into practice almost immediately in my community. The connections have been invaluable!"

"This has been the best most impactful conference ever! Hosting the seminars in actual businesses was perfect."

"This was an excellent conference very affordable and easy to attend. Wish I could have made it to all of the sessions!"

Bring others with you

Your community is stronger when you work together as a team - we encourage you to invite your coworkers, colleagues, community leaders, entrepreneurs and other local stakeholders. Whether you work in economic development, government, business, arts and culture, education, the nonprofit sector, or philanthropy, you have an important part to play in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurial development in communities. There is something for everyone!

Communities need entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs need communities to flourish!

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