With the goal of closing the wealth gap through the means of internal strategies, external programming, and policy recommendations that are designed to both reduce barriers and increase economic mobility in mind, the City of Norfolk, Virginia  opted to take a community-focused approach to achieving inclusive economic growth.

Exploring the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan's initiative to ignite economic growth within the city through their Business Development Fund, which provides direct financial support to small, women, and minority-owned businesses.

Presenters:

  • Aleea Slappy-Wilson, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at the City of Norfolk, VA
  • Dorla Bonner, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director at the City of Kalamazoo, MI

 

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