Village Launch Builds Resilience Among Under-Resourced Entrepreneurs
As the City of Greenville, South Carolina experiences unprecedented growth, Village Launch ensures its more vulnerable populations aren’t left behind.
The city of Greenville is changing.
The South Carolina city is bringing in billions of dollars each year in investment, mostly brought in by high-profile economic development groups
Reaching Memphis’ Entrepreneurs: Epicenter Ensures Access for All
For many entrepreneurship hubs and economic development organizations, it can be surprisingly challenging to connect with the people they’re trying to help.
Epicenter Memphis faced this very problem—and their solution might surprise you.
Memphis, like many other American cities, has a bustling downtown. But there is often a disconnect between the […]
Are You Ready for the Next Entrepreneurship Surge?
We’re about to see a major boom in entrepreneurship.
Why are we so confident? There are a number of reasons people take the entrepreneurial leap of faith, and several of those factors are about to hit at the same time.
People start businesses after recessions.
First, we’re about to emerge from a recession. Technically, the COVID-19-related recession […]
Reinventing Economic Development: Creatives As Entrepreneurs
Seven years ago, leaders of an arts organization in Birmingham, Alabama saw a serious opportunity to impact their local economy—but it meant reinventing themselves.
Originally established in 2004 as the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, Create Birmingham is the only local agency focused on Birmingham’s creative industries. […]
Celebrating the Black Entrepreneurs You’ve Heard Of—and Recognizing the Ones You Haven’t
Black entrepreneurship has a rich tradition, but not without its challenges.
Community Spotlight: Epicenter Memphis // Memphis, TN
“Our work would be literally impossible if we didn’t have such a strong community of existing entrepreneurs that want to give back and offer their support,” Taylor shared. “Everyone in Memphis is always looking to give back. It’s an amazing city.”