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Annual Conference

Leaders from across Virginia have recognized the importance of building “entrepreneurial communities” that support aspiring and existing small businesses and entrepreneurs. Innovative cities, counties, towns and regions are investing in practices and programs that will stimulate the creation of new ventures, expand existing companies, and generate sustainable job opportunities, thus creating more diverse, stable and distributed local economies. Our statewide conferences are interactive learning events that bring together a broad array of community, economic & entrepreneurial developers from Virginia’s rural, suburban and urban areas who are committed to sharing best-practices, engaging in professional networking, and informing policy and practice.

2016 Conference

Downtown Inc: The Business of Historic District Revitalization

2015 Conference

People. Place. Prosperity: The Shifting Landscape of Community Economic Opportunity in Virginia

2014 Conference

SourceLink Virginia: Putting the Pieces Together for Entrepreneurial & Community Development