EBSCO Information Services and EcoMap Partner to Help Libraries Support Entrepreneurship

~ EcoMap Connects Library Users with the Most Relevant Entrepreneurial Resources and Social Services ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 14, 2023 — EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), and EcoMap Technologies (EcoMap) have partnered to offer public libraries a service to help patrons on their entrepreneurial journey. EcoMap is a hyperlocal search engine that curates and catalogs community resources to support entrepreneurship and empowers libraries to become stronger hubs for economic development.

EcoMap’s Director of Business Development Kevin Carter says their mission is to make it easy to access information about the professional ecosystem. “By working with EBSCO, we aim to help countless patrons simultaneously get matched to the resources most relevant to their unique situations and goals, while empowering them to realize their dream of owning a successful business.”

The EcoMap platform is a curated database of all the organizations and individuals in a library’s community that are committed to helping emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow. This solution facilitates stronger connections and relevant information between people, companies, organizations, and resources to help the ecosystem become more effective. Public libraries can use this digital version of an ecosystem to connect community members with the most relevant entrepreneurial resources or social services they need, making the library an essential part of the community’s economic development efforts.

EBSCOlearning’s Chief Strategist Duncan Smith says working with EcoMap will provide a way for libraries to meet the demand for business development services from libraries. “We want libraries to be able to recognize and engage emerging entrepreneurs, and this new platform offers libraries a new solution that will lead to success for both the community’s “hidden” entrepreneurs and the library.”

For more information visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/ecomap.

About EBSCOlearning™

EBSCOlearning™ offers highly acclaimed corporate learning, educational, and career development products and services for businesses, educational institutions, and workforce development institutions. As a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), EBSCOlearning’s focus is to enhance professional development and educational skills for businesses, organizations and individuals. The division’s trusted skills development content and robust learning solutions help serve the needs of professionals and workers, as well as learners at secondary schools, trade schools, colleges, universities, graduate schools and public libraries. Learn more at: https://www.ebsco.com/products/ebscolearning.

About EcoMap Technologies

EcoMap Technologies (EcoMap) is changing the way that people access hyperlocal information. The company builds customized, data-driven platforms for ecosystems, from entrepreneurial communities to industry sectors and beyond. EcoMap centralizes vital information and resources to unite and strengthen your organization, network, or community. To learn more, visit https://www.ecomap.tech/.


For more information, please contact:

Karena Donnelly 
EBSCO Information Services 
Senior Communications Specialist 

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