Inclusive economies are simply … better by providing equitable opportunities for excluded communities to gain support resources. By nature, they are also more diverse, making them more resilient and able to weather and rebound from economic disruptions like the ones we’re experiencing today.
We practice economic development through an ecosystem-building lens to shift and improve how future economies function. Investments in Black entrepreneurs and small businesses are direct investments into Black communities and economic recovery. To support Black-owned businesses, we can not only invest in building their capacity, but we must also invest in building the capacity of the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem they rely on for success.