Business, Economic Development & Wealth Creation
William Darity, Jr.
Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity
Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy and is the David R. Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Our session will be centered on exploring the economic impact of Black entrepreneurs, improving the flow of capital to Black-owned businesses, and identifying the support that is needed for Black-owned businesses to prosper. Despite a 35% increase of black-owned firms across diverse industries, inequities remain that exacerbate the racial wealth gap can play a leading role in fostering investment strategies to help spur economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses.