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Emily Breedlove

Emily Breedlove

Emily Breedlove, Senior Fellow
emily@smalltownventures.com

Emily is the owner of Small Town Ventures and co-founder and partner of Innovative Economies, LLC. Emily has 13 plus years of regional economic and community development experience and is currently working with programs such as the SBA funded ScaleUp WNC program, Innovate Appalachia Initiative, the new Certified Entrepreneurial Communities Program through Creative Economic Development Consulting, and is the host of the annual Mompreneur Gathering and Authentic Communities Summit. Breedlove is a certified trainer in the REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning) Curriculum and serves as Board Treasurer for The Sequoyah Fund, the Community Development Financial Institution for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.To learn more about Emily and Small Town Ventures, visit her website.