Entrepreneurship grant awarded to Logansport

Efforts to further development of an entrepreneurship support system received a boost Monday.

The National League of Cities awarded a $20,000 grant for the second and final phase of its entrepreneurship plan for the city. Consultant Jeff Milanette of Baltimore completed the first phase earlier this year after spending approximately a week in the community and conducting 30 interviews with local entrepreneurs and economic development officials.

The plan will be used to establish an entrepreneurship ecosystem for the city that supports aspiring entrepreneurs and students interested in entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, Logansport Junior High School sponsored its first entrepreneurship competition. Plans call for further elevator pitch competitions at Logansport High School.

“This grant will help the plans of people like Scott Johnson who are building maker space in our community, but it will also help connect entrepreneurs in the service sector who need advice, support and possibly financing,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said. “We’re happy to have this grant complete the tasks that were initially funded by the city, and this hopefully will be the seed that grows local businesses in Logansport for much of the 21st century.”

SOURCE: News release from the Office of Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell