Disparity in income and opportunities fall along racial lines.

Source: Data Center Tricentennial Report

Nearly half of all businesses in New Orleans are minority-owned (49%), but they receive only 4 percent of all receipts.

The share of businesses owned by African Americans in New Orleans has jumped from 21% in 1997 to 40% in 2012 — but their receipts have remained stagnant at about 2% over this time period.

We respond with data driven processes that support minority owned businesses.

We provide research, offer small business growth strategy and social entrepreneurial leadership programming, and advocate for increased economic participation and vitality.

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