Entrepreneur Ready Community Certification
The Rogers State University EDA University Center has launched an Entrepreneurl Ready Community certification program to create a corridor of certified entrepreneurial ready communities in northeast Oklahoma that will provide support services to small businesses and local entrepreneurs who need business assistance to become sustainable, successful, job creating entities.
The certification program's focus on supporting entrepreneurship is a economic development strategy based on economic gardening principles that offers balance to the traditional economic practice of business recruitment." Pioneered by Chris Gibbons in the City of Littleton, Colorado,
economic gardening has emerged as a prototype for economic developers
looking for additional ways to generate truly sustainable economic
growth for their communities.
Below are a list of communities that have become certified as Entrepreneur Ready via the RSU Innovation Center's program.
Entrepreneur Ready Certified Communities: