Small business development has emerged as leading common element across Round 1 Integration Initiatives sites.

This report is the second of two “deep dive” investigations into The Integration Initiative (TII). The first study addressed the role of the public sector in the five Round 1 TII sites. This report looks at the small business development activities that are being implemented as part of the Initiative.

By midway through TII work, small business development had become incorporated into the work across all five sites, and thus emerged as a leading common element in TII.

Small Businesses line a city street

Small Businesses