Commitment to Action

The Appalachian Regional Center for Entrepreneurship

Commitment by

Wallace State Community College

In 2012, Wallace State Community College - Hanceville committed to establishing the Appalachian Regional Center for Entrepreneurship and Renewable Energy Innovation (ARCE). The 28,000 square foot LEED certified facility will house a business incubator focused on high tech industries, including renewable and green energy. The ARCE will support at least 19 new small businesses, which will lead to the creation of at least 100 jobs in rural Appalachia by 2016. ARCE will also be a community resource, providing the region with educational offerings, economic development partnerships, mentoring, small business development center support, and community outreach programs.

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Commitment

The Appalachian Regional Center for Entrepreneurship

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

4 years

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States of America

Commitment by

Wallace State Community College

Partner(s)

Appalachian Regional Commission, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs