KENNESAW, GA–(EMWNews – August 13, 2008) – Grants to Green awarded $50,000 to The Edge
Connection. The grant will help fund The Edge Connection to build a new
30,000-square-foot LEED certified sustainable business Enterprise Center in
Kennesaw, Ga., with a leading edge combination of a commercial kitchen
complex and business incubator.
Grants to Green is a collaborative partnership between The Community
Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Southface and Enterprise Community
Partners. Launched earlier this year, Grants to Green provides knowledge
and funding to nonprofits to help green their building structures and
become more environmentally sustainable. By participating in Grants to
Green, nonprofits can not only save more on operational expenses in the
long-term, but they can also dedicate those saved dollars to better meet
their mission. More information about Grants to Green can be found on the
The Edge Connection’s Enterprise Center clients will have access to
comprehensive business development training and services which include
coaching, networking opportunities, e-learning, and access to business
intelligence technology. “The facility will be energy efficient and reduce
operational costs over the long-term. Our goal, in addition to
entrepreneurial training, is to teach our clients that businesses can be
more sustainable and green, so we needed to start with our own facility,”
said Patricia Harris, Executive Director and CEO of The Edge Connection.
Supporting the growth of nonprofit organizations that provide
entrepreneurship education has been an important step to supporting the
growth and success of micro businesses. The Edge Connection offers an
award-winning and nationally recognized program that delivers
best-practices, microenterprise and small business training, financial
literacy, entrepreneurially focused technology training, and essential
entrepreneurial support services to aid microentrepreneurs to launch,
sustain, or grow a business.
The Edge Connection is a fully independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3)
organization and located on the campus of Kennesaw State University within
the Coles College of Business. It provides services throughout metro
Atlanta and partners with agencies statewide.
The Edge Connection is a founding member of Georgia Micro Enterprise
Network and is a member of the national microenterprise trade association,
the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).
More information can be found on our website:
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