Black women are the fastest growing group of business owners in the nation. This trend has the potential to significantly impact local economies and support the economic health and vitality of urban communities. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City recently released a report that provides insight into this phenomenon.
We will be holding two events in Kansas City. One will be oriented for small business support providers, and the other will be designed for the local community stakeholders.
Provider Lunch and Learn - 11:30 am to 1 pm
At the lunch and learn for small business, community and economic development professionals, we will be sharing local data and trends on Black women business ownership, as well as the unique discoveries from the focus group research conducted late 2017. We will conclude with providing recommendations on how Kansas City can provide stronger support systems for this group of entrepreneurs.
Lunch will be provided at no charge.
Community Event - 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm
At the community event, we will share an overview of the report. We will then have a dialogue with Black women business owners and discuss the findings and their recommendations on how the local community can better support them as owners.
Dessert and snacks will be provided at no charge.