Economic and Small Business Development

We support community economic development by providing information, research and resources for economic developers and small business owners.

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Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide

This guide serves as a high level overview on inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem building and how it can be accomplished in comm

Black Women Business Startups

This report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City provides an in-depth look at entrepreneurial characteristics, challenges an

Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Communities of Color

Learn about inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem building and how it can be accomplished in communities of color.

Grow Your Own eBook

Entrepreneurship-based economic development for local communities.

Funder's Guide

Learn why philanthropists should consider funding organizations that support small business and entrepreneurship.

Youth Entrepreneurship Guide

Help place a higher emphasis on entrepreneurship throughout the education system.

An Overview of Inclusive Ecosystems

Living Cities released a podcast discussing key concepts in inclusive ecosystems from the 2019 South by Southwest Conference.


Small Business Owners of Color Recovery Series: Small Business Development on Tribal Lands

, CDT Webinar

Learn about the challenges and opportunities Native Americans face in starting and growing businesses on tribal lands.

Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Understanding and Empowering Women’s Economic Participation


Join us October 21 for a research seminar that will explore issues related to women’s economic declines during the pandemic and the ability of women to participate equally in existing markets, post-recession.

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