This public report contains the findings of RTI International’s interviews with Mobilization fund recipients in New Orleans and the fund’s PPP partners and stakeholders to characterize initial outcomes. Those results range from improved financial outlooks for DBEs and the ability to deliver on their current public contract to reduced personal stress and increased business finance savvy. Findings are described in terms of:

  • financial outcomes
  • contract delivery outcomes
  • business ownership outcomes
  • loan process and management outcomes
  • fund partners’ outcomes