Alabama Social Business Forum
Focusing on Youth Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, and Helping Communities in Alabama
Tuskegee University is pleased to announce the Alabama Social Business Forum to be held on January 18, 2013 at Tuskegee University Kellogg Conference Center. The forum is part of the University’s statewide economic development partnership efforts with other Alabama entities. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and father of the microcredit concept, Professor Muhammad Yunus will be the keynote speaker.
The conference has been organized to bring together economic development interests from all regions of the state to hear Professor Yunus’ social business concept of combining business know-how with the desire to improve quality of life. In addition college student teams from across Alabama will be challenged to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues. Their application of these ideas will be judged and winners announced at the end of the conference.
The Forum is organized in collaboration with Auburn University, Alabama State University, City of Tuskegee, Macon County, Utilities Board of Tuskegee, Alabama Department of Education, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Alabama Department of Economic Development, Alabama Independent College Association, Technical College System of Alabama, Governor’s Office, Alabama Economic Developers Association, TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Atlanta, and others.