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At EIC, we recognize that realizing our vision requires bringing together a community of changemakers committed to building a more just economy. That’s why we invite partners, collaborators, and allies who share our values to join us in this work. By connecting economic developers, policymakers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and funders who believe in the power of inclusive entrepreneurship, we can drive change at scale. When we work collectively to address systemic barriers, center historically underserved voices, and provide equitable access to resources, we move closer to economic development that opens opportunities for all to prosper. We hope you’ll add your perspective to our community as we reimagine and reshape what’s possible for underrepresented founders, families, and communities nationwide.

The Catalyst Network

The Catalyst Network is for professionals who want to learn from one another, develop and share best practices, and collaborate. This network catalyzes their ability to move entrepreneur-led economic development forward to make a positive, equitable economic impact in their communities.


Use this searchable digital guide to find resources, services, tools, and funding sources specially curated for the practice of entrepreneurship-led economic development.

Discussion Series

The Catalyst Network Discussion Series features conversations with nationally recognized thought leaders and experts about the practice of entrepreneurship-led economic development.

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