3. Small Business in the Digital Economy

Goal:

To create more and expand existing small businesses within the region by taking full advantage of the digital economy

 

Objectives:

  1. Focus assistance to support expanded market expansion opportunities for existing companies via the digital economy including e-commerce and export\

  2. Strengthen entrepreneurial education, including K-16, and the promotion of successful entrepreneurs within the region

  3. Increase the network density of small business owners and/or entrepreneurs through social networks (digital or physical)

  4. Improve awareness and usage of existing and expand availability of business resources, technical assistance, equity capital, and other assistance programs

  5. Create and expand opportunities for entrepreneurs to competitively pitch ideas for monetary awards