An Inclusive Economy
Our team developed an Inclusive Economic Development Plan in Johnson County, Iowa. This plan highlights the opportunities and barriers experienced by Underestimated Community Members* when starting and/or running a business.
CLICK HERE: to read the full plan
View the Inclusive Economic Development Plan as a PDF:
Or click here, to view a storymap with Resources for underestimated businesses and entrepreneurs
Strategic Doing Session Sponsor
This work wouldn't be possible without the generous support of the Iowa City Area Development Group, GreenState Credit Union, and the Multicultural Development Center of Iowa. Thank you to the Iowa City Area Business Partnership for their ongoing collaboration with our team and thank you to Hills Bank for generously sponsoring the Strategic Doing Session affiliated with this project.
*Underestimated Community Members are people who have been historically underrepresented and under-resourced within communities. These community members may include Black, Latine, Indigenous, Asian-American, Immigrant, LGBTQ+, Women, Youth, Formerly Incarcerated/Returning Citizens, and People with Disabilities. This is not an exhaustive list.