Topics Under Tag: "Washington DC"

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A New Accelerator Sets Black Business Owners up for Success

Sarah Trent | March 30, 2017

The wealth disparity between Black and White Americans is widely documented—Black households across the country average about one tenth the median net worth of White households. In Washington, D.C., that gap is more like a chasm: White households have a net worth 81 times greater than the District’s Black households. The reasons for the national […]

Small Businesses Are Key to Job Growth in Inner Cities

Locavesting Staff | November 10, 2016

The inner city was a recurring theme in the presidential campaign. President-elect Donald Trump called inner cities “a disaster,” painting a grim picture of violence, poverty and a lack of jobs. The reality is less stark. Cities have undergone a renaissance in recent years and housing prices have risen. Yet a lack of jobs and […]

For Social Entrepreneurs, It’s All About The Ecosystem

Anne Field | August 2, 2016

No one operates in a vacuum. That’s especially true of social entrepreneurs. The ecosystem that social entrepreneurs encounter—everything from the availability of affordable housing to the prevalence of potential funders—can make or break an enterprise. With that in mind, Halcyon Incubator and Capital One recently published a report on the subject, From the Ground Up: Defining Social Enterprise Ecosystems […]

Insights on The New Regulation A+ From Fundrise, a Reg A Pioneer

Amy Cortese | June 21, 2015

In 2011, Ben and Dan Miller had an audacious idea: why not let local residents, rather than outsiders, invest in commercial real estate in their neighborhoods? But that seemingly simple idea was not easy to pull off. It was months before the JOBS Act would be passed, much less proposed, and their inquiries led to […]