EIC’s technology-enabled solutions are used by leading government, nonprofit, and economic development organization across the U.S. to advance entrepreneurship-led economic development initiatives. EIC continues to innovate and expand its offerings to meet the changing needs of clients in driving inclusive economic growth. With a commitment to client service excellence, EIC partners with communities of all sizes and economic conditions to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems that create quality jobs and improve lives. The EIC team brings decades of economic development experience to provide trusted guidance and insights that lead to positive community outcomes.
In this white paper, learn how economic developers throughout the U.S. are leveraging navigator models to create entrepreneurial ecosystem where small businesses can thrive.
Explore real-world case studies about entrepreneurship-led economic development in diverse settings.
Discover technology-led models for small business support and the role that data can play in measuring the impact of entrepreneurship on the economy.
Areas of Expertise
Whether you require data-driven market research, nuanced policy analysis, insights from community engagement, or strategic guidance, we are equipped to deliver valuable information and perspective. Our consultants take a thoughtful, evidence-based approach to every project. We leverage our expertise to provide customized support that meets the unique needs of each client.
As a company founded by an immigrant person of color who struggled to find the resources to grow his first small business, we are uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities build wealth, autonomy and improve outcomes for their communities. If you have a question about how economic developers can support and prioritize entrepreneurs, we can help.
The historic events of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movement have revealed that the traditional entrepreneurship infrastructure in the United States—particularly in the areas of banking and finance—has failed underserved communities. We can speak to the power of data-driven technology to help the American economy overcome our equity challenges and create greater opportunity for all.
Ecosystem builders are increasingly using a “hub and spoke” model to improve program design and inclusivity. The hub and spoke model allows for the creation of a centralized structure to leverage funding opportunities and improve entrepreneurial outcomes and outreach. We can share examples of hub and spoke models being developed in rural and urban ecosystems across the country.
Ecosystem builders need data to inform their work and support fundraising efforts. Moreover, they need a system that eases the burden of data collection, management and analysis. We can advise on best practices for collecting data to track program efficacy and resource gaps, report outcomes, design interventions and change policy.
The EIC Catalyst Network’s perspective on how entrepreneurship contributes to wealth creation, autonomy, improving the standard of living and empowerment for individuals from BIPOC communities.
Our “Breaking Down Barriers” podcast is an ongoing conversation on innovation led by David Ponraj and guests from the entrepreneurship-led economic development community.
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