Small Business Ecosystems: Lessons From the Field
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Name
East C

For the last four years, the Small Business Ecosystem Initiative has aimed to eliminate racial disparities for small business owners in multiple U. S. cities by identifying entrepreneurial ecosystem gaps and uniting a coalition of local stakeholders to address them. In this session, we’ll present best practices and lessons learned from our multi-city experience, with specific implications for Main Street districts. Participants will have the chance to explore how they can apply these tools to catalyze strong ecosystems in their local place, including uniting key actors and organizations around common goals across past divides of race, geography, and power.

Equity & Inclusion, Reimagining Local Spaces & Economies, Supporting Entrepreneurs
Tracy Lewis Ellen Shepard
Session Type
Deep Dive Session