Living Cities released a podcast on Inclusive Ecosystems from the 2019 South by Southwest Conference. Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Rodney Sampson, CEO of Opportunity Hub, Living Cities CEO Ben Hecht and Catarina Schwab, CEO of NPX, a social impact investing firm, discuss key concepts in inclusive ecosystems.
This guide serves as a high level overview on inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem building and how it can be accomplished in communities of color. Written in partnership with Rodney Sampson, CEO of Opportunity Hub, it provides a framework that local economic development practitioners can use to develop programs and practices that will empower diverse entrepreneurs in local communities to create economic growth.
Black Women Business Startups
This report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City provides an in-depth look at entrepreneurial characteristics, challenges and trends for black women business owners in the U.S.Entrepreneurial characteristics, challenges and trends for black women business owners in the U.S
The purpose of this e-book is to present an emerging model of economic development that focuses on using entrepreneurship as a primary economic development strategy to address these demands.
Grow Your Own Guide: Free resource on economic development models that use entrepreneurship and small business development as the tool to create community economic growth.
Funder's Guide: Learn why philanthropists who are interested in creating strong local economies and eliminating poverty should consider funding organizations that support small business and entrepreneurship.
Youth Entrepreneurship Guide: Help place a higher emphasis on entrepreneurship throughout the education system.
Grow Your Own Resources
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Resources for Economic Developers
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Resources for Entrepreneurs
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