Chief Cultivator, Eseedling
Can entrepreneurship education save our communities from becoming Ghost Towns?
Businesses are closing and for lease signs are appearing. 70% of small businesses are owned by 11,000 boomers turning 65 every day. At the same time, we aren’t preparing our youth to take over. Yet, “Entrepreneurs define the fabric of what life in a community and drive the health of the community.” (Source: Mayor Christopher Cabaldon). If we don’t start helping our youth learn that entrepreneurship is a viable career option, our communities will turn into ghost towns, our economic base will deteriorate, and families will be forced to move.