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Four Cities Come Together in Detroit to Learn & Take Lessons Home

Christopher Gergen and Denise Byrne

Thursday, June 18, 2015

From June 24-26, over 200 business and community leaders are gathering in the Motor City to discuss how their respective cities can increase entrepreneurial activity and connectivity in distressed neighborhoods so that the local innovation economy does not leave anyone behind.

All Eyes on Detroit: Spotlight on Local Panelists at the Detroit Convening

Forward Cities

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In anticipation of the June 2015 Forward Cities Detroit convening, we're taking a deeper dive on several of our Detroit-area participating panelists.

Spotlight on Cleveland Panelists at the Detroit Convening

Forward Cities

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Several of our Cleveland-area Forward Cities innovation council members will be joining us in Detroit this June for the Forward Cities Detroit convening. Read more about them here. 

Good Work Network Creates Economic Opportunities for Diverse Food Entrepreneurs

Good Work Network

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Good Work Network in Southeast Louisiana is committed to providing economic opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses. Roux Carré: The Food Port of New Orleans, is their newest project. 

Utilizing Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Sheila Herrling

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Through the Case Foundation’s work with Forward Cities, they have met with entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders in New Orleans who are committed to utilizing entrepreneurship to build their economies. 

Introducing: Luis Pastor, President and CEO of Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU), Durham

Latino Community Credit Union

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Luis Pastor has been President and CEO of Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) since 2001, making it the fastest growing credit union in the U.S.

Propeller Expands Accelerator Program to Serve More Social Entrepreneurs

Catherine Gans

Thursday, June 18, 2015

In celebration of four years of programming, 60 incubated social ventures, and continued progress for the city of New Orleans, Propeller is digging even deeper. 


ACCESS Growth Center's Work with Immigrant Entrepreneurs

ACCESS Growth Center assists immigrant entrepreneurs in making Metro Detroit more than a place of residence -- but rather a place they can call home.



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