Nurturing micro-enterprises

Monday, May 07, 2007

Here's an interesting example of an economic development organization entirely committed to helping micro-enterprises. The E-Bay economy makes these businesses even more promising for economic developers to consider.

You can visit the Jefferson Economic Development Institute (JEDI) web site here.

The article on JEDI starts with a strong lead:

"Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson spoke on the company’s history and commitment to the environment and its employees. He said he started the company with $1,000 and was offered some years later $120,000,000 from Quaker Oats, an offer he declined."

Read more.

It turns out that privately-held Clif Bar & Co, which makes energy bars and other natural and organic foods and drinks, now has 170 employees and revenue of $150 million.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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