The time for action is now.
With every passing day and week, more Black- and Latinx-owned businesses are going to close and stay closed, eliminating a pathway to wealth-building. But if cities can deploy a well-informed rapid recovery plan then we have an opportunity to rebuild so that all sectors and communities can benefit.
Through a six month engagement, Forward Cities leverages its extensive experience convening cross-sector and diverse stakeholders to assess the health of a city’s equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem (E3). Utilizing robust quantitative and qualitative research and discovery tools – all of which have been adapted in response to COVID and address racial justice and persistent economic inequities – Forward Cities collaborates with communities to convene a representative Council of local stakeholders.
To learn more about our E3 Accelerator, contact Fay Horwitt.