Jul 11, 2019

St. Joseph’s enclave of small business owners earned a large measure of support and interest in their long-term welfare Thursday.

Celebrating its fifth year this month, Missouri Western State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship held a gathering of its council members at the Hoof N Horn restaurant, with partner agencies and local government leaders in attendance. The purpose in part was to highlight the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — the local network of supporters and entities that help fulfill the aspirations of small-business owners.

Annette Weeks, the center’s director, told the audience of several dozen that the council meets monthly to discuss matters related to the growing level of entrepreneurship now seen routinely in St. Joseph.

“Entrepreneurs, as you well know, are important to our economy,” Weeks told News-Press NOW. “They’re the job creators. It (entrepreneurship) gives us the identity.”

Read more and see the video version of the story at newspressnow.com.