The Institute for Enterprise Development
The Institute for Enterprise Development [IED] supports the strength of the United States economy by using innovation as a strategy to enhance the capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] to compete in the global market place. IED’s services build capacity by assisting SMEs to augment their infrastructure, integrate technology and increase market share. IED places special emphasis tailoring services to meet the needs of not-for-profit organizations along with ventures owned by American minority groups and women. With IED as a guide, innovation takes the shape in planning, process and technology. Together with the Board of Trustees, the staff and volunteers of IED work to provide the type of relevant and effective capacity building services to African, Asian and Hispanic American entrepreneurs that promote productive enterprise development, smart growth and increased education within their concerns.
IED seeks to impact thousands of small and medium-sized minority and woman-owned firms each year through a dynamic partnership with its members, comprised primarily of chambers of commerce. An IED membership provides the holder with cutting EDGE capacity building expertise via conferences, free seminars, networking events, training tools, trade missions and web-based services. The Institute for Enterprise Development [IED] fulfills this mission by catalyzing the next Industrial Revolution in America. This new industrial revolution shall be one born from the parity of a level playing field, yielding a stronger economic foundation built by the small and medium sized enterprises in this country together with a financially stronger, physically healthier, more socio-economically conscious middle-class.