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The Opportunity Before Us

Christopher Gergen & Denise Byrne

Monday, February 16, 2015

Welcome to Forward Cities – a unique learning collaborative between New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland and Durham, that is addressing a critical challenge facing today’s urban innovation economies, namely: how can we make sure they are more inclusive? 

New Orleans 2014 Kick-Off Convening

Denise Byrne

Monday, February 16, 2015

The New Orleans convening kicked off Forward Cities on December 15, 16 and 17 of 2014. Here is what happened when we brought leaders from these four cities together. 

Introducing the Center for Urban Innovation

The Aspen Institute

Friday, February 20, 2015

Recognizing that the majority of the people in the world now live in cities and the rising need for innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing challenges, the Aspen Institute has created the Center for Urban Innovation.

Top 10 things to know about NOEW

Summer Suleiman

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) is the annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and advanced thinking in New Orleans, taking place March 20-27.

Immigrants Key to Inclusive Economic Growth

Steve Tobocman

Monday, February 16, 2015

This past January, the Fiscal Policy Institute, in conjunction with the America’s Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) released groundbreaking new research about the importance and prevalence of America’s immigrants in building and sustaining Main Street commercial retail businesses. 

Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship

Summer Suleiman, Blackstone Correspondent

Monday, February 16, 2015

What does diversity in entrepreneurship mean, and what unique challenges do minority entrepreneurs face? Idea Village takes a look at a group of entrepreneurs in New Orleans turning challenges into opportunities.

7 people changing the conversation about Cleveland

Nikki Delamotte

Monday, February 16, 2015

Meet a group of leaders who are redefining the narrative of Cleveland and pushing folks to collectively move forward.



National Donors

The CASE Foundation Goldman Sachs - 10,000 small businesses The Aspen Institute IBM

New Orleans Donors

Foundation for the Mid South BCBS of Louisiana Entergy
Ford Foundation Greater New Orleans Foundation

Detroit Donors

New Economy Initiative Marriott Foundation The Skillman Foundation

Cleveland Donors

Cleveland Foundation George Gund Foundation
JP Morgan Chase RPM GAR Foundation The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Durham Donors

Ropert K. Steel Family Foundation BCBS of North Carolina Triangle Community Foundation

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