Building Entrepreneurial Communities
Illinois communities no longer simply function in regional or the national economies – it is a global economy and competitors for businesses and jobs are in every corner of the planet.
CED Extension Educators recognize these implications and are focused on developing sustainable community and county-base economic development systems that prepare communities to thrive
and grow in this highly competitive environment. CED Educators help counties, communities, and local residents identify strategies to create new businesses instead of simply trying to
attract new jobs from another location. Programs include training for new or perspective entrepreneurs, business and market analysis, assistance with the implementation of “Buy-Local”
programs, and training in customer service and social media for local businesses and organizations.