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“Revitalizing Entrepreneurship and Procurement Opportunities in Small Towns and Rural Communities”
October 4-6, 2017
Tuskegee University Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Tuskegee, AL
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Start-up and established entrepreneurs from the minority business sector, leaders of trade associations and community-based organizations, collegiate entrepreneurs, government staff working in HBCU and other university service areas, interested parties involved in economic development, etc.
The Booker T. Washington Economic Summit is part of the Community Resources and Economic Development Extension & Research planned program area that focuses on enhancing financial security and better management of available resources for individuals and families, start-up micro-entrepreneurs and communities. Research and/or Extension Team Projects (RETPs) for this program area are: (a) Family Finances, (b) Start-up Businesses and Non-Profits, (c) Heir Property and African American Landloss and (d) Volunteer Leadership Development.
The Booker T. Washington Economic Summit uses the historical and philosophical perspectives of Booker T. Washington to focus on present day challenges and opportunities to promote entrepreneurship and community economic development in small towns, the southern region, and rural America. As a conference, the objectives are:
Conference participants are expected from the minority business and agri-business sectors, community-based organizations, government, HBCUs and other universities. They will convene to participate in the Business Pitch Competition; learn more about procurement and funding opportunities; examine best practices, programs and policies; and exhibit success stories and model business programs for new opportunities and growth.
New this year:
We are launching a Community Innovative Idea Challenge around Envisioning City of Tuskegee-Tuskegee University-Macon County-Black Belt (or Small City-Local University-Black Belt or Rural County) Partnership for the Future.
The challenge is for local residents or businesses, community-based organizations, University students/staff/faculty, leaders of organizations, educators and ministers to take up to 8 minutes each and present the ideas you have always wanted to see happen between the city and university and let’s manifest their implementation.
Each presentation will include the idea, who will initiate the process, budget issues, etc. All ideas will be tabulated and evaluated through a summit attendee participatory approach to be developed. There will be a modest prize (TBA) for first, second and third ranked ideas.
1. To educate participants about implications of current trends and policies
2. To network among small business owners, community leaders, and technical assistance agencies and organizations
3. To facilitate access to federal, state, and private sector contracts resources
4. To support advocacy work for better programs and policies
CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Sessions Evaluation Form.
The Booker T. Washington Economic Summit will be held at Tuskegee University from October 5 through 7, 2016. The summit uses the historical and philosophical perspectives of Booker T. Washington to focus on present day changes and to promote entrepreneurship and procurement opportunities for economic development in small towns, the southern region, and rural America.
For Registration Form, please CLICK HERE.
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