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Join us in Washington, DC from May 2-4 for the most important microenterprise conference of the year: AEO’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. Hundreds of microenterprise practitioners, funders, policymakers, and industry partners will gather for three days of dialogue, networking and learning. Visit the conference website here:

About AEO: Our Mission & Vision

AEO is a national membership organization and voice of microenterprise development in the United States. For nearly two decades, AEO and its hundreds of member organizations have helped more than two million entrepreneurs support themselves and their families and contribute to their communities through business ownership.

AEO strives to increase capacity of the field to support underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing and establishing businesses and to foster greater understanding of the importance of strong and effective microenterprise initiatives to the U.S. economy. AEO represents the public policy interests of its members and, through its growing network of partners, facilitates interactions among small entrepreneurs and the organizations that seek to help them succeed.

Mission: AEO supports the development of strong and effective U.S. microenterprise initiatives to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.

Vision: Every individual in the U.S. has access to resources and services for creating wealth, assets and healthy communities.

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