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We Accelerate Business

Central Alabama Redevelopment Alliance’s (CARA) mission is to increase economic development capacity for urban and rural communities, existing micro and small businesses, and community stakeholders by providing professional educational programs that create sustainability. 

How We Do It

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Strengthening Small Businesses

Skill Shops, hands-on help, and technical assistance for micro business owners

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Strengthening Municipalities

By developing new EDOs when needed and resource existing EDOs

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Strengthening Regional Collaberators

Through facilitating the use of regional tools (e.g. a regional EDO)

Our Impact

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Support Centered Services
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Complete3 Tech Solutions
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Stephen Smith Fine Arts
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Martha's Place

Our Partners

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell

“As an advocate for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, I am committed to supporting initiatives like the Western Micro Business Accelerator program that provides small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to thrive in today’s economy. Investments like these are critical to creating thriving local economies, and I am excited to see the impact the second cohort will have on Alabama's 7th Congressional District!.”

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We Would Love to Get to Know You!

Fill out new questionnare for New Business Owners. We would love to get to know more about you and your business!