Certified Entrepreneurial Community

Becoming Entrepreneur-Ready

One metro suburban town, one rolling hills country: Holly Springs and Amherst County are on their way to becoming Certified Entrepreneurial Communities® What do Amherst County and Holly Springs have in common? At least three things: 1. Holly Springs, NC and Amherst County, VA both started the Certified Entrepreneurial Community® program in the fall of …

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Certified Entrepreneurial Community® Program Relaunches

The Certified Entrepreneurial Community (CEC®) program is an economic development strategy that helps communities become entrepreneur-ready. A Certified Entrepreneurial Community® signifies this is a place where entrepreneurs succeed. The CEC® Program has been empowering both rural and up-and-coming communities since 2007 when it was created by AdvantageWest. Creative EDC purchased the award-winning CEC® Program from AdvantageWest in June …

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