Based in Arlington, VA, EntreWorks Consulting (www.entreworks.net) is an economic development consulting and policy development firm focused on helping communities, businesses, and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential.Â Â Since its founding in late 2002, EntreWorks has worked with customers in more in 46 states and overseas.Â
EntreWorks Consulting works with communities, organizations, and civic leaders to design, implement, and promote innovative economic development strategies, policies, and programs.Â We helpÂ create and publicize the best of new thinking about community economic development.Â Â Our workÂ is based on a beliefÂ that innovation and entrepreneurship in all their forms are the keys to revitalizing our communities, ranging from the booming technology hot spotsÂ to distressed rural and urban communities
EntreWorks has recently led regional strategic planning efforts in Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, and has helped design statewide entrepreneurship and business development programs in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.Â Â Recent program evaluation projects include work for the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Pentagonâ€™s Office of Economic Adjustment, the US Small Business Administration, the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing, and Maineâ€™s Department of Economic and Community Development.Â In addition, EntreWorks regularly provides training and other technical support for leading industry associations such as the International Economic Development Council, the National Association of Development Organizations, the International Business Innovation Incubation Association, the National Association of Counties, the National Association of Workforce Boards, and others.Â
EntreWorks Consulting is led by Dr. Erik R. Pages.Â Dr. Pages previously served as Policy Director for the National Commission on Entrepreneurship and has also held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and on Capitol Hill.Â He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and also serves on the board of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Alexandria/Arlington (VA)Â Regional Workforce Council.