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.
EFund 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.
The key to this work is harnessing the collective power of these entrepreneurs to drive more inclusive, prosperous communities and regional economy.
Build a support network of local entrepreneurs
Partnered with Incredible Ely to create the Small Business Conference
Convene small businesses & community leaders
Tailor programs to meet community needs
Heighten awareness and appreciation of small business
Digital Marketing Competitions
Be Strategic: Grow Your Business Cohorts
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.
Convene small business owners
Build meaningful coalitions
Develop strategic framework
Revitalize Lincoln Park into a successful craft district