A Report of Promising Ideas from three U.S. Cities
A research team led by Duke University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation spoke with community leaders across three unique cities to identify strategies to build inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystems for Black entrepreneurs. By focusing on Black entrepreneurs, who have often faced ongoing barriers to business ownership and wealth generation, our report identifies activities that create an equitable playing field for all dreamers, makers, and doers.
An inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem connects people, programs, institutions, and policies to provide equitable access to the tools and resources entrepreneurs need to successfully create, build, and scale new businesses. Our hope with this research is to inspire and encourage cities across the nation to consider and implement strategies that create equitable outcomes for all entrepreneurs.