May 7, 2019 | Main Spotlight: The Importance of Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystems | By Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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What can be done to improve income and wealth in communities of color? Prioritizing inclusivity in the development of entrepreneurship ecosystems can provide part of the answer. In this week’s Main Spotlight, Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, takes a look at the importance of entrepreneurship in our national and local economies, delves into the emerging focus of inclusive economic development, and examines ways to create inclusion in the development of entrepreneurship ecosystems.
About the author:
This article was originally published in the 2019 edition of State of Main.
Dell Gines is the Senior Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is committed to helping empower economically distressed communities through innovative economic development strategies. He is a national thought leader in entrepreneurship led economic development and ecosystem building. He has authored three guides and one eBook on the subject. His most recent work is a research report on Black women businesses. Dell is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance and is a PhD candidate researching entrepreneurship led development and ecosystem building.