Business & Entrepreneurship

Description: to support the growth and success of local small businesses and entrepreneurs through opportunities that spark innovation, investment, and diversifies our local economy.  

Top 3 Project Examples in this Service Area:

Sweets at Liberty Park

New Horizons Rehabilitation received the $10,000 Change Ripley County Grant in 2020 to build an ice cream shop in Liberty Park.  Not only does the shop provide ice cream for everyone to enjoy, but it also gives youth and special needs individuals employment opportunities.

Genesis: Pathways to Success

Ed2Go Courses

Partnering with the Indiana Virtual Academy, Genesis: Pathways to Success is able to offer adults an extensive catalog of online personal and professional development courses through an online platform called Ed2Go.  The catalog offers more than 750 online continuing education courses in over 40 industry specialities with over 150 certifications.

Believing and Achieving Dreams: Entrepreneurs of Ripley County

Also known as B.A.D., the initiative is designed to share the journeys and insights of flourishing entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to spark hope, support, and provide tips on how to start and keep businesses alive and thriving.  The program kicked-off in June of 2020 with Iron Timbers and Amack’s Well.

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