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Creating Entrepreneurial Communities: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Business Resilience

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.

2021 Conference in Hannibal, MO, Sept. 29-30, 2021

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!

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.

Conference Schedule (PDF)

Breakout Session Descriptions (PDF)

Bring Others With You

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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Our Sponsors

Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council
Ignite - Sparking Innovation
Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments
Northeast Power
Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commision