Heard on the Street: new business support platform launched, FinLab winners announced, and more

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

R.I. Foundation launches website to help businesses grow: The Rhode Island Foundation launched RIBizBuilder.com, an online navigation resource that helps Rhode Island entrepreneurs and business owners connect with over 100 organizations statewide providing capital, training, and advice.

Winning Fintech Innovators Announced for the Financial Solutions Lab $3 Million Challenge: The Center for Financial Services Innovation announced the winners of the latest Financial Solutions Lab challenge. Winners were selected for the improvements they bring to the financial health of underserved and under-represented people across the country.

How Culture Shapes Economic Development: “A new study, drawing on 1.5 million images of cultural spaces in London and New York, finds that cultural capital is a key contributor to urban economic growth.”

Is manufacturing the answer to the joblessness that plagues parts of Chicago?: Chicago’s black and Latino communities are experiencing high rates of unemployment. At the same time, employers struggle to fill thousands of jobs. Manufacturing could be the solution to bridging this gap.