In this episode drawn from two recent panel discussions hosted by Economic Impact Catalyst, we hear from visionary economic developers, entrepreneurship ecosystem builders, and policy experts about their efforts to fully recognize the impact of entrepreneurship-led economic development on our economy. The conversations span why small business is often ignored in economic development, how to tell better stories using data, and what levers seem to be most useful in accelerating entrepreneurship and small business creation in our communities.
The panels were recorded as webinars on December 6 & 8, 2021, and you can find a link to watch the webinars in their entirety in the show notes below.
Panel discussions feature:
Suzanne Perreault, Manager, Small Business Services, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Anne Strickland, VP for Entrepreneurial Development, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)
Eric Weissmann, Executive Director, NEXT Greenville, SC
David Ponraj, Founder & CEO, Economic Impact Alliance
Garry Clark, President & CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County & President, NREDA