Economic and Small Business Development

We support community economic development by providing information, research and resources for economic developers and small business owners.

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Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide

This guide serves as a high level overview on inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem building and how it can be accomplished in comm

Black Women Business Startups

This report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City provides an in-depth look at entrepreneurial characteristics, challenges an

Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Communities of Color

Learn about inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem building and how it can be accomplished in communities of color.

Grow Your Own eBook

Entrepreneurship-based economic development for local communities.

Funder's Guide

Learn why philanthropists should consider funding organizations that support small business and entrepreneurship.

Youth Entrepreneurship Guide

Help place a higher emphasis on entrepreneurship throughout the education system.

An Overview of Inclusive Ecosystems

Living Cities released a podcast discussing key concepts in inclusive ecosystems from the 2019 South by Southwest Conference.


Small Business

Resources for Economic Developers

Learn more about the grow your own and entrepreneurship-based economic development.

Small Business

Resources for Entrepreneurs

View the resources available for entrepreneurs to share with new and existing small business owners.


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Map Your Community

Map Your Community

View the rate of mortgages that are 90 days (or more) past due or those in foreclosure.

Small Business

How to prepare your business for a disaster

Review our collection of resources to make sure your business is prepared before and after a disaster or emergency.


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