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06-08-17

The Ambitious $1+ Billion Plan to Put Buffalo, NY Back on the Map

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Buffalo, NY has tried to reinvent itself over the years with the financial support of the federal government. Yet by the early 2000s, it was still a long way from the economic engine it used to be, and many doubted the possibility of the city’s revival. In 2012, in his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a bold initiative, unlike any Buffalo had seen before. Read More



02-16-17

Three different models of inclusive entrepreneurship all have one thing in common

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Women and minorities are significantly less likely to start businesses than their peers. This is a problem for inner cities, where minorities make up more than two-thirds of the population. In other words, our inner cities are exactly where entrepreneurship is needed most. A number of organizations have launched initiatives aimed at increasing the number of women and minorities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read More


11-02-16

Catalyzing a National Conversation: #AccelerateInclusivity

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Until they fully engage women and minority entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators will not truly jumpstart urban entrepreneurship. Last week, ICIC hosted a national conversation at the Roxbury Innovation Center in Boston, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, the Boston Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, about what it will take to create more inclusive entrepreneurial hubs. Read More


10-26-16

How a Grassroots Effort in Columbus, OH is using Civic Innovation to Strength Local Economy

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Forge Columbus has been dubbed “the civic innovation program of the city of Columbus.” It’s not solely a business incubator or coworking space (though, those are also components), rather instead, Forge Columbus broadly leverages civic innovation as a catalyst to strengthen Columbus into a vibrant, competitive 21st century city. Read More


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