Curt's Corner: Entrepreneurial Development Center Celebrates Five Years of Assisting Area Entrepreneurs
Since the founding of EDC five years ago, our organization has grown from a local one-man operation to a state-wide program with ten highly-qualified business experts. You can see our impact statistics below, which show how this team is creating hundreds of jobs and diversifying out economic stability.
EDC Five Year Impact Snapshot:
• Over $40M Capital Raised
• Over 300 new jobs created by EDC clients
• Over 360 entrepreneurs assisted
• Over 350 referrals to area professionals
• 40 new companies created (25 in CR/IC)
At a time when statistics indicate we will surely continue to see significant businesses fall out from the flood, the relevance of the services that the EDC provides has never been stronger. The capability of our communities to rebound effectively from one of the worst natural disasters in history will be totally predicated upon the revitalization of our business economy and its ability to infuse needed capital and leadership.
We look forward to the economic success we can help our community achieve in the next five years, and we thank everyone here for their continued support.
“The EDC is a tremendous resource for our business community. Their experienced mentoring and introductions have been instrumental to the success of my company” —Dennis Henderson, President, HH Ventures
“Over the past five years, the EDC not only helped me grow my business profitably, but also helped me retain ownership.” —Matt Miller, President & CEO, MobileDemand