Wake Tech Welcomes National Entrepreneurship Organization to Western Wake Campus
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 20, 2020) – Wake Tech celebrated entrepreneurship this week with the official opening of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship’s (NACCE) corporate headquarters at Western Wake Campus in Cary.
The organization, a national leader in promoting and supporting entrepreneurship through community colleges, began in 2002 at Springfield Technical Community College, in Springfield, Mass.
The official NACCE opening on Feb. 19 coincided with National Entrepreneurship Week (NEW), which highlights the importance of entrepreneurship through activities across the country. Wake Tech leaders, local officials, including Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes, and NACCE supporters participated in the special day which featured a ribbon cutting, meetings with community members, and professional development workshops on diversity and equity, financial readiness, and entrepreneurial mindset.
“Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in the strength of our community,” said Wake Tech President Dr. Scott Ralls. “We’re super excited about our partnership with NACCE and look forward to new opportunities to ignite and support job creation and small business growth in Wake County.”
NACCE’s new home at Wake Tech will house its leadership team and serve as a training location for national and regional summits. Wake Tech’s Western Wake Campus is also home to the college’s Small Business Center as well as numerous apprenticeship and entrepreneurship programs.
“NACCE is proud to call Cary, North Carolina home for our prospering organization,” said NACCE President and CEO Dr. Rebecca Corbin. “We couldn’t ask for a better neighbor than Wake Tech Community College.”
NACCE has 340 member colleges, representing nearly 2,000 members and approximately 3.3 million students.