COMMUNITIES - PLACE

Vibrant Communities Created & Sustained by Entrepreneurs

From districts and neighborhoods to cities and counties, place-based communities come in all shapes and sizes. We partner with a variety of communities to create tailored strategies to drive local prosperity.

EF is a direct resource for the many types of businesses that are critical to community: retail, grocery stores, restaurants, daycare, and health care. We also partner with businesses that are geared at providing services and products that make the area more desirable to live in or visit and those that are dedicated to scaling their business and creating more high-quality jobs.

These small businesses provide important services, products, and jobs that are vital to creating vibrant, thriving and inclusive communities.

Key to this work is harnessing the collective power of these entrepreneurs to drive more inclusive, prosperous communities & regional economy.

COMMUNITY SNAPSHOTS

Ely: Building Community Among Business Owners

Build support network of local entrepreneurs

Partnered with Incredible Ely to create the Small Business Conference

Ely: Building Community Among Business Owners

Build support network of local entrepreneurs

Partnered with Incredible Ely to create the Small Business Conference

North Shore: Advancing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Convene small businesses & community leaders

Tailor programs to meet community needs

  • Be Strategic: Grow Your Business
  • Ascend Leadership Program

North Shore: Advancing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Convene small businesses & community leaders

Tailor programs to meet community needs

  • Be Strategic: Grow Your Business
  • Ascend Leadership Program

Hibbing: Renewing and Revitalizing Small Business

Heighten awareness and appreciation of small business

Digital Marketing Competitions

Be Strategic: Grow Your Business Cohorts

Hibbing: Renewing and Revitalizing Small Business

Heighten awareness and appreciation of small business

Digital Marketing Competitions

Be Strategic: Grow Your Business Cohorts

Itasca County: Effective Partnership for Effective Relief

Support management of Itasca Small Business Relief Fund

Partner with Innovate218 to expand support for entrepreneurs in NE Minnesota to grow their ideas into successful startups.

Itasca County: Effective Partnership for Effective Relief

Support management of Itasca Small Business Relief Fund

Partner with Innovate218 to expand support for entrepreneurs in NE Minnesota to grow their ideas into successful startups.

Lincoln Park Craft District: Driving Cohesive Collaboration

Convene small business owners

Build meaningful coalitions

Develop strategic framework

Support implementation

Revitalize Lincoln Park into a successful craft district

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