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Business

Vision

Known as a region with a diverse, innovative and skilled workforce, the Middle Border nurtures a broad network of small and startup businesses and entrepreneurs that support local as well as global markets.

Goal 1:  Promote local businesses

Strategies:

  • Host strategic shopping/sourcing events
  • Launch a “shop local” campaign
  • Educate local businesses on effective marketing & promotions

 

Goal 2:  Create support systems for startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers & small businesses

Strategies:

  • Host inclusive networking opportunities
  • Collaborate with education partners to provide continuing education resources
  • Facilitate business-to-business mentorships & coaching

 

Goal 3:  Support & expand business programming for youth

Strategies:

  • Sponsor youth-based entrepreneurship programming
  • Facilitate mentorships between local businesses & budding youth entrepreneurs

 

Goal 4:  Promote cooperative (shared use) work spaces

Strategies:

  • Host co-working events
  • Create public awareness campaigns for existing spaces
  • Encourage local businesses to share unused space