Entrepreneurial Economic Development Calendar

Events that shine a spotlight on entrepreneurship

A calendar of events celebrating entrepreneurs and economic development

Attending conferences and events is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date with entrepreneurship-led economic development. We’ve curated this calendar to help economic developers and ecosystem builders stay abreast of networking opportunities, educational webinars and national conversations happening around entrepreneurship.

Below, you’ll find just a few of the business and entrepreneur-focused events on our radar. This list is not comprehensive and does not serve as an endorsement for non-SourceLink events. If there’s something we missed, feel free to send us a note.

National American Indian Heritage Month

November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution […]

National Write a Business Plan Month

National Write a Business Plan Month in December encourages anyone thinking about starting a business to start with a plan. Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but […]

IEDC’s Business Retention and Expansion

This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation […]

SBA Innovation Ecosystem Summit


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its third annual Innovation Ecosystem Summit virtually from December 13 – 14. The SBA thanks you for your previous participation and passion […]

CEcD Exam Essentials Workshop

New candidates applying to sit for the CEcD Exam must participate in this free workshop, which provides an overview of the exam process, from the application through the oral interview.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum will primarily focus on exploring the opportunities enabled by the new technologies and their implications on decision-making and global partnership. As […]

Economic Development Credit Analysis

This course covers business credit and real estate finance analysis techniques, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem solving skills, and deal structuring techniques. Participants will also learn how to read […]

Have an event to contribute?

Please submit your event for our team to consider including here on our national calendar. We are looking for conferences, networking, learning and training opportunities for those interested in entrepreneurship-led economic development and ecosystem building. By sharing an event, you allow us to post about it to our social media outlets and newsletter.​

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