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Promoting Economic Inclusion in DC by Linking Small Business Entrepreneurs with Financial Tools & Resources

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, over 100 small business aspiring and existing entrepreneurs as well as community stakeholders from DC-based community based organizations, regional funders, national asset building intermediaries, and representatives of Federal Government agencies and the DC Government came together at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Southeast DC to discuss how to achieve economic inclusion in the District of Columbia.

Promoting Economic Inclusion in DC by Linking Small Business Entrepreneurs with Financial Tools & Resources

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the "Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Success" conference over 100 small business entrepreneurs as well as community stakeholders from DC-based community based organizations, regional funders, national asset building intermediaries, and representatives of Federal Government agencies and the DC Government came together at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Southeast DC to discuss how to achieve economic inclusion in the District of Columbia.

Presentations were made by DC Councilmember LaRuby May, DC Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Brian Kenner, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development Director Ana Harvey, and representatives from the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, Life Asset, Latino Economic Development Center, Washington Area Community Investment Fund, ECDC Enterprise Development Group, City First Enterprises, Industrial Bank, Capital One Bank, TD Bank, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, Ward 7 Business Partnership, Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, US Small Business Administration, Office of the DC Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development as well as by three DC-based small business owners.

This gathering took place at the sixth Economic Inclusion in DC quarterly conference hosted by Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and United Way of the National Capital Area.

Economic Inclusion in DC is a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC's individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. 

Four meetings to be held throughout 2016 will consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth, aimed at developing a multi-faceted financial literacy and asset building collaboration in DC.  Participants can expect robust discussions about cross-sector strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.

For more information about the quarterly Economic Inclusion in DC events, please contact Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CAAB's Director of External Relations at (202) 419-1440 x 102 or jleitmann-santacruz@caab.org.

 

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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