Recommendations for Field Building and Funding at the Local Level

From 2019 – 2020, Common Future partnered with Next Street to produce a set of small business support and capital ecosystem analyses in select cities across the country.

The objective of the ecosystem analysis in each city was to understand the current state of entrepreneurs of color and their needs for additional or improved services and capital and to identify programs that could be developed and/or amplified to create more equitable outcomes.

In this report we share details of our approach to the analyses, highlight lessons learned and future considerations, and provide insights for communities looking to engage and build their local small business ecosystems.

Please complete the form to the right to download the report. Individual ecosystem assessment reports for each city can be found on our Publications page.