Redressing Racial Inequity Through Access to Capital
1024 576 Nadine Ono

Summit workgroup aims to reframe lending to support more California small businesses owned by people of color

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Makerspaces, or “Kinkos for geeks,” making jobs in California
150 150 Bill Britt

Entrepreneurs can take advantage of these manufacturing spaces for small businesses and which advocates call “critical pieces of a jobs, innovation, and education infrastructure.”

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Give Local! Buy Local! Eat Local! What about Invest Local?
150 150 Lauryn Agnew

If you could invest where you live, to help it retain its strengths, remedy its weaknesses and recycle some of the wealth this region has created for you and your mission, achieving both strong financial returns and positive local impact, would you?

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VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges
150 150 John Guenther

Wrap-up of gathering that brought together problem solvers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to take on the state’s most intractable social and environmental problems.

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Commentary: Top four reasons to be investing in Latina startups
150 150 Deldelp Medina

Latina entrepreneurs are starting businesses at a faster rate than other demographic and need increased access to capital to make an even bigger impact on the California economy.

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Central Valley focuses on retaining and growing manufacturing jobs
150 150 Jim Mayer

Manufacturers gathered with the public sector to partner up on cultivating a strong workforce and more alignment to keep manufacturing in California

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Investing local money in the real economy frees up capital for community business
150 150 Marc Nemanic

As the number of community banks shrinks and capital remains tight in some regions of California, cities need new local-focused approaches to funding small business.

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