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Focus on Entrepreneurship: Additional resources

Our Racism and the Economy: Focus on Entrepreneurship event explores the potential for entrepreneurship to serve as one pathway to transform economic outcomes for communities of color and the broader economy. We have developed a list of additional resources from Federal Reserve Banks that examine race across several entrepreneurship contexts.

Jump to: Session Proposals | Access to capital and credit | Access to resources to start, sustain, and scale | Bolstering small business ecosystems

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Session Proposals

These papers go into greater detail on the proposals presented by the authors during the Racism and the Economy: Focus on Entrepreneurship event.


Reimagining Supplier Diversity

Proposal PDF | Kelly Burton, PhD, Executive Director, Black Innovation Alliance

The “Right to Start” Can Expand Entrepreneurial Opportunity in Communities of Color and Beyond

Proposal PDF | Victor W. Hwang, Founder and CEO, Right to Start

Underserved Markets Capital Program Solutions

Proposal PDF | Monika Mantilla, President and CEO, Altura Capital, and Managing Partner, Small Business Community Capital

Making a Way Out of No Way: The History of Black Business in America

Proposal PDF | Robert E. Weems Jr., Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History, Wichita State University


Access to resources to start, sustain, and scale

Black Women Businesses Report

Special Publication PDF | Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Donut Kids of California: Cambodian-American Experiences of Small Business

Special Publication | Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Pink Box Stories

The Effect of Immigration on Business Dynamics and Employment

Working Paper | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Supporting the Recovery of Small Businesses of Color

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Bolstering small business ecosystems

Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Communities of Color

Special Publication PDF | Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Despite recent gains, Minnesota’s entrepreneurs of color face persistent barriers

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

How Forward-Looking Investors Can Incentivize the Creation of Quality Jobs

Brief PDF | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Indian Country small businesses face strong headwinds in COVID-19 recovery

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Reinventing the agricultural economy in Indian Country

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Shock, Grief and Opportunity: The Emotional Roller Coaster of COVID-19 in the Small Business Community

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide: For City Leaders and Community Groups

Special Publication PDF | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Southeastern Small Businesses in the Face of COVID-19

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Women-Veteran Entrepreneurs Face Hardships Made Worse by Pandemic

Article | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas