With domestic unemployment and poverty on the rise, it’s evident that traditional strategies for building thriving communities and economies are no longer sufficient. New forms of financing, such as mission-driven venture capital, social impact investing, or innovative nonprofit enterprises, are increasingly part of the solution. Offering another alternative path forward, Inner City Advisors (ICA) has developed an equity-driven growth model for businesses that is creating economic and social value in low-income communities.
To learn more, Living Cities invites you to join a webinar about ICA’s growth model for business enterprises. The webinar will discuss how ICA is forging a new path for economic growth, proving that racial, gender and economic inclusion foster stronger economies. In this webinar, you will also learn about how ICA’s equity-driven model expands entrepreneurship among people of color and women while maximizing the growth returns of good jobs and equity for people with the highest barriers to employment.
The presentation will generate discussion about the following questions:
- How can we ensure that good jobs are being created for those who need them the most?
- How is scaling local businesses a key, yet under-valued and under-invested, economic development strategy for local governments?
- How can capital be used creatively to foster the creation of good jobs?
- What are the opportunities and challenges to bring this model to scale across the country?
The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 25th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. Please register here to participate.
We will be tweeting about the event under the hashtag #LocalJobs and invite everyone to share their thoughts and questions