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Black-Women-Owned Small Businesses: Their Rise and Impact on Local Economies

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Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Streets
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

Small businesses play a large role in the U.S. economy. They employ nearly half of all private sector workers and create diverse economic opportunities in communities. Black women are the fastest growing group of small-business owners in the nation. Their rise as entrepreneurs has the potential to significantly impact local economies and support the economic health and vitality of both rural and urban communities.

Dell Gines, a senior community development advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, recently released a report that provides insight into this phenomenon. The report, Black Women Business Startups, offers a research-driven look at black women business owners, their business insights and ideas for increasing the number of businesses, and the strength and growth of businesses owned by black women.

Join us as Gines presents his findings and recommendations from the report.

Participation in this event is free; however, registration is required by Wednesday, Oct. 31, as space is limited. Lunch will be served.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Lisa Locke at 502-568-9292 or lisa.locke@stls.frb.org.