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Testing New Methods of Flexible Credit Delivery for Entrepreneurs in Indianapolis

Editor’s note: This article is part of a larger series called Solution Stories, which aim to tell the story of the work Forward Cities is helping to guide in cities across the country.  For additional background on the specific approach taken in communities like...

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Chef Esra England

This interview is part of the "Ecosystem Builders" series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here.Q: What is something that’s happening in Kansas City right now that you are excited about?  A: I am really excited with the growth and...

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Edgar Galicia

This photo of Edgar Galicia (far left) was provided courtesy of Latino Arts Foundation and is from its quarterly Latinx CEO Meet and Greet with the Community event.This interview is part of the "Ecosystem Builders" series. More information about the ESHIP Communities...

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dan Smith

This interview is part of the "Ecosystem Builders" series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here.Q: What is something that’s happening in KC right now that you are excited about? A: The ESHIP buzz is exciting not only for the Kansas...

Introducing CO.STARTERS in New Kensington, PA

Editor’s note: This article is part of a larger series called Solution Stories, which illuminates how Forward Cities is helping to guide in cities across the country. For background on the specific approach taken in communities like New Kensington, please visit the...

Expanding Opportunity in Franklin County, Ohio

Editor’s note: This article is part of a larger series called Solution Stories, which aim to tell the story of the work Forward Cities is helping to guide in cities across the country. For additional background on the specific approach taken in communities like...

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

This interview is part of the "Ecosystem Builders" series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here.Dr. Ebony Edwards is passionate about making a unique and positive impact in Kansas City. She is a member of our ESHIP Communities Council...

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Gerald Smith

This interview is part of the "Ecosystem Builders" series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here.Meet Kansas City entrepreneur and ecosystem builder Gerald Smith. Gerald and his wife Dianna co-founded Plexpod, a coworking space where...

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Nia Richardson

This interview is part of the "Ecosystem Builders" series. More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here.Q: What is your deeper “why” behind your commitment and work to support inclusive entrepreneurship in Kansas City? A: There are two...

Forward Cities Works Toward a More Inclusive Pittsburgh

Check out the full story which originally appeared on Postindustrial to learn more about Everyday Cafe and our work in Pittsburgh, PA.

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