Research & evaluation are core to our mission.
Our research and evaluation agenda focuses on existing small businesses in low and moderate income communities, business networks, and community resilience. By studying the complex systems that influence small business success in lower income communities, our research examines trends in growth opportunities, financing, and barriers to scaling small business.
WHAT WE'RE READING
"In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Can we create an economic system - beginning at the local level - that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone?" Check out 20 cities that are "showing us the way forward"
Clarify purpose. Convene the right people. Cultivate trust. Coordinate actions. Collaborate generously. Network entrepreneurs utilize those five steps to cultivate "an exponential increase in growth and scale beyond what their own organization could accomplish."
The importance of hospitals to our quality of life extends well beyond the healthcare services they provide. They are also major drivers of economic growth.
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