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10-12-21

The Secrets to LaTonya Turnage’s Success

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As a driven small business owner LaTonya Turnage is no stranger to wearing many different hats. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Turnage was faced along with the rest of the American workforce with the unthinkable: close down her bridal store, Elite Secrets Bridal, until it was safe to reopen ... Read More


10-09-21

Highlighting Indigenous-owned small businesses you can support today (and every day)

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October to recognize and honor Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made throughout history and continue to make on every aspect of our society. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent ... Read More


10-04-21

In Search of For-profit Anchors

Peter Eberhardt, Senior Research Analyst, ICIC, and Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, ICIC

By Peter Eberhardt, Senior Research Analyst, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, October 2021 Although many large or otherwise influential for-profit companies make charitable donations that benefit local communities where they do business, they are ... Read More


09-27-21

How Local Policymakers and Practitioners Can Encourage Large Companies to Engage with Lower-Income Communities

Peter Eberhardt, Senior Research Analyst, ICIC, and Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, ICIC

By Peter Eberhardt, Senior Research Analyst, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, September 2021 You are a mayor, city council member, economic development practitioner, or leader of a community foundation in a small or medium-sized ... Read More


09-22-21

How Large Companies Can Be Anchors for Lower-Income Communities

Peter Eberhardt, Senior Research Analyst, ICIC, and Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, ICIC

By Peter Eberhardt, Senior Research Analyst, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, September 2021 You are an executive with a large company that has a facility in or near a lower-income community in a small ... Read More



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