Hold the Date: July 26th – Community Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook Webinar

May 19, 2021 | Events, News, Newsletter

Hold the Date: July 26: The Ohio Economic Development Association is sponsoring a complimentary webinar on bringing equity and diversity to neighborhoods on July 26, 2021, 3 to 4:30pm. Sponsored in collaboration with the International Economic Development Council and the Brookings Institute, the Community-rooted Economic Inclusion Strategic Action Playbook argues that now is the time for community, city, and regional leaders to advance bold place-based solutions that foster long-overdue investment and opportunity within disinvested communities—and to do so in a way that benefits existing residents and small businesses within these communities.

The Playbook provides both concept and practical guidance in developing initiatives that will improve our neighborhoods. The webinar will feature a presentation by the Playbook’s authors as well as a discussion how cities can adapt and tailor the approach on-the-ground.

Loan Programs to Help Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

Two new loan programs have launched to help minority- and women-owned businesses grow and boost the Ohio economy.

The new Women’s Business Enterprise Loan Program and Ohio Micro-Loan Program were both priority initiatives of the DeWine-Husted Administration included in the 2022-2023 operating budget.

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