a place where entrepreneurs
succeed

The Certified Entrepreneurial Community (CEC®) program is an economic development strategy that equips communities to become entrepreneur-ready… Read More >>

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CEC Communities

Certified Entrepreneurial Communities ®

The Certified Entrepreneurial Community (CEC®) program is an economic development strategy that equips communities to become entrepreneur-ready. The designation means every door leads to opportunity. The overall business climate, leadership, policies, and resources to grow are simple to find and access. It also indicates there’s an enthusiastic attitude and growth-oriented outlook driving the local business culture.

A Certified Entrepreneurial Community® signifies this is a place where entrepreneurs succeed.

EVERY DOOR LEADS TO OPPORTUNITY