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Minority-owned businesses drive job creation, raise wages, and elevate standards of living for their respective communities, as well as offer a critical pathway to close the racial wealth gap. Yet starting or growing a business requires capital, and a legacy of poverty, inequality, and bias has led minority businesses to have higher barriers to accessing capital. In the face of significant evidence that systemic and structural racism are major barriers to accessing capital, how can we ensure that minority businesses survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic?

During this webinar, leaders from the Black, Latinx, and Asian American business communities reflect on the impact of the pandemic on their communities and discuss the public and private sector solutions for strengthening and supporting minority-owned businesses.


Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Senior Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center

Panel Experts and Speakers

Susan Au Allen, CEO and National President, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Ron Busby, President and CEO, US Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC)

Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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