The Inclusive Economic Development Conference, co-sponsored by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and Economic Development Quarterly, was held virtually on May 6, 2022. Presentations by researchers and practitioners illuminated disparities amongst racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic groups and how they vary across regions and place types, and offered solutions to encourage inclusion. Some conference sessions focused on the COVID-19 experience, including the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, while others were about inclusive economic development more generally.
Watch the full conference now and access the presentations using the links below:
Session 1: Framing the Conversation
Credit Availability for Minority Business Owners in an Evolving Credit Environment: Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Evolution and Landscape of Under-Resourced Communities in U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Session 2: The Paycheck Protection Program and Its Implications for Inclusivity
Banking Deserts and the Paycheck Protection Program
The Racial and Spatial Impacts of the Paycheck Protection Program
Bank Types, Inclusivity, and Payroll Protection Program Lending During Covid-19
Session 3: Prospects and Opportunities for Equitable Entrepreneurship
Income Generation Through Entrepreneurship: SEED Initiative
Entrepreneurial Firms and Incentives: Pre-COVID-19 Landscape and Pandemic Recovery Responses
Session 4: Place-Based Approaches for Inclusion
Fostering Resident-Centric Economic Development
Broadband Use and Inclusive Prosperity in Black Communities
Session 5: Has COVID Derailed Efforts on Equity?
COVID-19, The New Urban Crisis, and Cities: How COVID-19 Compounds the Effects of Economic Segregation and Inequality on Metropolitan Economic Performance
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Diverse Populations
In October 2017, 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 and based on ICIC’s report Creating Inclusive High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators: Strategies to Increase Participation Rates of Women and Minority Entrepreneurs, the convening featured an exciting lineup of expert speakers and included 150 entrepreneurs and leaders from across the U.S. You can view the full program here and learn more by reading our recap blogpost.
On September 15 and 16, 2015, thought leaders, policy makers and business leaders convened in Detroit, an epicenter of economic development and revitalization innovation, for our 11th Inner City Economic Summit to discuss leading edge research and practice on inner city economic development. This Summit, Revisiting the Promise and Problems of Inner City Economic Development, included keynote addresses by ICIC’s founder, Harvard University Professor Michael E. Porter, and Rock Ventures’ President and CEO, Matthew Cullen.
Our partners for the 2015 Summit were:
The conference kicked off with a bus tour of some of the projects reshaping Detroit’s inner city followed by an evening reception celebrating the release of a special edition of Economic Development Quarterly that will revisit a set of articles published by EDQ in 1997 on a conversation with Michael Porter about his groundbreaking research on the competitive advantages of inner cities.
Summit Recap Materials
Keynote Speaker Michael E. Porter
Keynote Speaker Matthew Cullen
Videorecording pt. 1 (via YouTube)
Videorecording pt. 2 (via YouTube)
Videorecording pt. 3 (via YouTube)
Videorecording pt. 4 (via YouTube)
Videorecording pt. 5 (via YouTube)
Pre-Tour Discussion with William Sander, William Testa & Martin Lavelle
Mercedes Delgado, Assistant Professor, TIES Group, MIT Sloan School of Management
William Lester, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Scott Mosley, Director of Investment Strategies, The Water Council
Paul Riser, Jr., Managing Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
Kevin Stolarick, Director, India Institute for Competitiveness, Toronto, ON
Timothy Bates, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University, Detroit
Ray Leach, Chief Executive Officer, JumpStart, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Rashida Thomas, Director of Education and Workforce Development, Focus: HOPE, Detroit
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