Achievements

Our Impact

Business Incubation and Services
Each year, the ACEnet kitchen incubator produces over 250,000 unique units, generating approximately $700,000 in entrepreneurial sales.

Technology Services
ACEnet's development of an e-commerce web site will offer regional entrepreneurs a world-wide vehicle through which to show case and sell their locally crafted products.

Sector-Specific and General Business Training
Over 200 entrepreneurs, youth and adult, receive business entrepreneurship training annually through ACEnet training activities.

Food Security
Approximately 350 gallons and 445 pounds of fresh produce were preserved and distributed to five regional food pantries over the last two years by Appalachia Harvest, a volunteer group coordinated and lead by ACEnet.


Who We Serve

ACEnet is a not-for-profit organization that is funded primarily through grants. Many of these grants stipulate specific regions and type of businesses that we are able to assist. These requirements also drive the rates for our services.

Sectors

ACEnet believes that similar businesses, networking together, can share ideas, reduce operating expenses, produce joint marketing, and increase market exposure. Those are important components of the "sector" approach to business development. ACEnet specializes in delivering entrepreneurial services to the following business sectors of the regional economy:

Art   Food

Art

   

Food

Agriculture   Wood

Agriculture

   

Wood

 

Service Area

Located in Athens County, Ohio, ACEnet serves a wide variety of entrepreneurs in the region with a primary service area that includes the 32 counties forming Appalachian Ohio.

Appalachian Ohio Map

Through referral from satisfied clients, nonprofits and development agencies, ACEnet has attracted new entrepreneurs throughout the state of Ohio as well as from West Virginia and Kentucky.

ACEnet is a not-for-profit organization that is funded primarily through grants. Many of these grants stipulate specific regions and type of businesses that we are able to assist. These requirements also drive the rates for our services.

 

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