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Debt, Investment, Credit, and Business Owners of Color

Did you know minority-owned companies have a business credit score five points lower than businesses owned by non-minorities? This infographic provides a lot more than this fact.

By |May 16th, 2017

Capital Crisis: Disparities in Access to Credit for Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority-owned businesses are more likely to be denied a line a credit, leaving more entrepreneurs of color with at least one severely delinquent credit card. Learn more about minorities and capital in this informative infographic.

By |May 16th, 2017

A Portrait of Business Owners of Color

Eateries are the most popular kind of businesses started by people of color, with beauty shops coming in second. This infographic contains a bevy of similar facts about business owners of color, some of which may surprise you.

By |May 16th, 2017

Event: Social Security Lifts Millions More Kids Out of Poverty

Click to register July 12, 2016 Noon-1:30 p.m. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-200 Join us for a briefing on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Kids Out of Poverty.” The report, to be released at the event, reveals how Social Security benefits millions more children than previously understood, especially skyrocketing numbers of […]

By |June 30th, 2016

Webinar: How Can We Help Minority Businesses Grow and Communities Thrive?

This webinar highlighted the gains and challenges experienced by firms owned by people of color, and included an overview of men- and women-owned firms, as well as policy and practical solutions to help expand the number and success of entrepreneurs of color. Entrepreneurs of color of all backgrounds experienced significant growth in the number of […]

By |June 9th, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Equity-Centered Development panel

Gentrification, a form of economic development that results in high-income residents moving to low-income areas and displacing existing residents in the process, has been widespread in urban communities across the United States. Given the trend, is it possible to implement economic development strategies that benefit existing residents and allow them to remain connected to place? […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Featured Speakers

This year, we had the honor of hearing from Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Congressman Ted Lieu.

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Equitable Strategies for Advancing Financial Inclusion Panel

This exciting interactive session brings together financial service innovators with a panel of business savvy professionals (“sharks”) who vetted the concepts and offer an insider’s perspective on what makes a proposal investment-worthy. The session will feature entrepreneurs with ideas that seek to bring vulnerable populations into the financial mainstream. Judges Janis Bowdler, Managing Director, Financial […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Strengthening Entrepreneurship in Communities of Color Panel

Owning a business can help reduce the racial and ethnic wealth gap by allowing individuals to fulfill their potential to create wealth-generating opportunities for themselves and others. Equitable opportunities for entrepreneurship may also increase jobs and economic development in areas where people of color and those with lower incomes disproportionately reside, which in turn improves […]

By |April 22nd, 2016