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The Lucas Center supports economic development, business creation, and entrepreneurship by offering academic programs, mentoring services, consulting opportunities, community events, and partnering with local public agencies. See how our goals are unfolding with the latest news:

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Closing the Gap for Women Entrepreneurs

Op ed by Ande Noktes in 2022 about closing the gap for women entrepreneurs’ access to capital.

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1MC Celebrates 6 years in Brunswick

1 Million Cups celebrates its 6th Anniversary supporting local entrepreneurs.


1 Million Cups, 6 Years Later

1 Million Cups prepares to celebrate its 6th Anniversary sharing entrepreneurial stories in the Golden Isles.


Students Tackle Real World Problem for Local Fishermen

The College of Coastal Georgia’s Entrepreneurship class helped a group of Gullah-Geechee fishermen study the workability of a new coop model.


Executive Director Begins

Ande Noktes began as the founding Executive Director of the Lucas Center on Feb. 15, 2022.


From the Archives

Original op ed by Dr. Skip Mounts about the power of an entrepreneurial mindset in our region.