USA Today

If you liked the recent piece “Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood wasn’t America’s only Black Wall Street” by Forward Cities’ President & CEO Fay Horwitt in USA Today, read more about us or reach out. We’d love to partner or collaborate!

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Move Your Community Forward

Forward Cities offers several opportunities to move your community forward. From long-term engagements to ABIDE training sessions, we have comprehensive solutions designed to build or strengthen your entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Collaborators in Equitable Ecosystem Building

Forward Cities is fortunate to have a growing number of funding and ecosystem building partners to help us deepen and expand our work.

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ESHIP Communities

The ESHIP Communities program is a community-driven approach for building entrepreneurial ecosystems that foster inclusion, relationships, collaboration, and social capital across networks of entrepreneurs and those who support them. The program supports the creation and evaluation of a repeatable, bottom-up approach to building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Welcome to Forward Cities

Forward Cities is a national nonprofit equipping communities and regions to grow and sustain more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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Impact Stories

Storytelling is in our DNA. We celebrate the champions and change-makers dedicated to growing and sustaining more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities and beyond.

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Thank You to Our ESHIP Council Members

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Local Organizational Leaders Speak About the Orange Co, FL Ecosystem

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Omicelo Cares Serves as a Catalyst for Small Business in Pittsburgh

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Get in touch!

At Forward Cities, we value collaboration above all and are always interested in finding new partners, exploring new ideas, and forging new ground. Please share how you might like to engage with us as we collectively pursue equity for every entrepreneur.

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Community Impact

Strengthening a local equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem requires intention, stakeholder alignment, local leadership, timely data, trust-building, authentic community engagement, and an actionable plan that can be invested in and sustained over time. We work with cities to help implement their plans, track their data, amplify emerging stories, and identify public and private resources to sustain this work over time.

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Our work is generously supported by local and national foundations as well as corporations and individuals who share our commitment to fostering more equitable entrepreneurial communities across the country. If you are interested in supporting us directly please click here.  If you’d like to talk further about how you or your organization can best support Forward Cities’ mission please contact us.  Thank you!

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