Melva M. Miller, CEO, Association for a Better New York, Jose Ortiz, CEO, NYC Employment and Training Coalition, and Gregg Bishop, Interim Executive Director of Coro New York and Former Commissioner of NYC Small Business Services (SBS), in conversation with Travis Terry, President of Capalino
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Covid-19 has once again laid bare the underlying racial injustices and disparities within our city. As we think about economic recovery and a pathway forward in responding to health disparities and racial injustice, one thing is clear: We will not be successful if we simply get “back to normal.” We need to ensure a recovery that benefits all New Yorkers, and that includes the people who need to benefit the most from an equitable recovery in its planning, implementation and oversight.
This discussion focused on targeted support of small businesses and workforce development to address inequities and enable NYC’s speedy recovery and inclusive growth. In New York, 98% of businesses are small, and many of the people they employ live in the communities most affected by the coronavirus. Historically, entrepreneurship has meant opportunities for equality and equity and a vehicle out of poverty for many communities of color—and we need to support economic opportunities in these communities.
Major takeaways include:
- How your business can provide equitable access to resources that support a robust, diverse business community and will help the city recover and recover fairly.
- What actions should be taken to ensure growth throughout the 5 boroughs
- Recommendations to support small businesses or entrepreneurs particularly those owned by women, minorities and immigrants to ensure they play a role in the City and country’s economic recovery
- What major changes in government, public policy, and business must occur to close our racial wealth gap and address long-term inequities.
- Targeted grant programs and no-interest loan funds for small businesses
We hope you found this webinar as interesting and informative as we did. For more information on how Capalino can help you build sustainable and inclusive growth, email Travis Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association for a Better New York (ABNY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the constant growth and renewal of New York City’s people, businesses and communities. Learn more: https://abny.org/
Coro New York is committed to creating meaningful change in our complex and diverse city. See how you can get involved at https://coronewyork.org/
The NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC) works to ensure that every New Yorker has access to skills, training, and education, and every business is able to maintain a highly skilled workforce. Learn more at https://nycetc.org/