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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2015

Detroit Forward Cities Convening

Dequindre Cut in Detroit

Angier-Driver Streetscape Groundbreaking, Durham

The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans

Forward Cities is a multi-city, national learning collaborative that seeks to develop more inclusive innovation ecosystems in our nationís cities. In its first two years, Forward Cities sought to advance this work in partnership with four cities: Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans, and Durham. Drawing on this work and through the support of the Case Foundation and Kresge Foundation, Forward Cities is now working to develop a set of case studies on this work, codify a toolkit for cities interested in fostering inclusive innovation ecosystems, strengthen efforts to grow the number of locally, minority-owned enterprises in the original four Forward Cities, and build a national learning platform and convening strategy with partner organizations to carry this work to many more cities across the country.

How a merger between Forward Cities and CEOs for Cities will aim to drive inclusive economic growth

Wealth inequality in America across racial lines is growing, particularly in cities. Here's how one organization proposes to tackle it.

Leaders learn effective Post-Katrina strategies to help rebuild in Puerto Rico

Forward Cities Co-Founder Organizes New Orleans Visit for Puerto Rican Leaders to Learn Post-Katrina

Forward Cities' Co-Founder and a native of Puerto Rico, Denise M. Byrne, and ConPRmetidos took 33 leaders from Puerto Rico to New Orleans, March 1-2, to meet local leaders and institutions, and learn valuable lessons from their post-Katrina recovery work.

Christopher Gergen will serve as CEO of the newly merged organization.

Forward Cities to Merge with CEOS for Cities

CEOs for Cities has announced its merger with Forward Cities to create the largest network of cities focused on inclusive innovation and economic development. Through this merger, Forward Cities now represents an alliance of 33 cities across the United States dedicated to creating a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient economy. It envisions a national network of metro and micro communities creating such an economy through the creation of new industries, enterprises, livable wage jobs, and revitalized commercial corridors.

Innovation Hub will eliminate barriers for new business owners

The Innovation Hub would be the center of innovation in Staunton bringing community members and business people together to rent office space side by side.

Detroit's inclusionary housing ordinance, explained

The ordinance that housing developments subsidized with over $500,000 in city or federal funds must include affordable housing.

Black business owners share hard-won experiences

Case Study: Detroit, Michigan

How can cities build inclusive local innovation ecosystems?

From segregation to gentrification

Lessons from Seattle and Detroit: How city policies and NIMBYism lead to unimpeded market forces displacing poor people of color

With budgets tightening, there are still ways NC nonprofits can find success

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