Building wealth in inner city neighborhoods

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Fri, 12/30/2005 - 22:57.

Recently, Policy Bridge released its first report on the lost potential of African American men in our region. Here's an idea to keep this idea moving forward: Conduct a seminar or workshop on the best practices for creating wealth in inner city neighborhoods.

Civic leaders in North Carolina recently held a day-long session: “Minority Entrepreneurship –An Essential Community Economic Development Strategy". Read more.

A lot has been happening that we as a region need to learn.

We could use this session to learn more about the activities of the Institute for a Competitive Inner City.

In November, ICIC hosted a session in Chicago, "Summit 2005: Strengthening Inner City Networks". Learn more. (Explore the web site to download the presentations.)

In October, the Ford Foundation held a roundtable on Regional Economic Development and Low Income Communities. You can also download these presentations form the same web site.

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Makes sense - good for CAAO

There are many organizations in Northeast Ohio focused on developing opportunities for African Americans, like the Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO) - I would think they'd support this idea and be the organizers. I'll point them this way.