Growing Entrepreneurial Communities

Date: April 25 - 26, 2018

The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit is a practitioner-focused gathering designed to help economic development and small business practitioners effectively create economic growth through entrepreneurship in local communities.

This year’s summit, subtitled Entrepreneurship on the Edges, will focus on providing information and practitioner insight in how to effectively develop disadvantaged urban and rural communities using entrepreneurship-led economic development strategies. The objective is to continue to strengthen the field of entrepreneurship development and entrepreneurship ecosystem building across the nation. 

The Growing Entrepreneurial Communities Summit is a collaboration of the following partners: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, NetWork Kansas, SourceLink, Edward Lowe Foundation, and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. 

The first national Summit was held in 2016 with a capacity attendance of 220. The 2018 summit will also be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and is expected to sell out again. 

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