In a sign of growing optimism fueled by vaccines and lower infection rates, cities and towns across the U.S. are opening up for business. However, even as the economy shows signs of recovery, many small firms are still struggling to make ends meet and minority-owned businesses have disproportionately suffered.
The Hill makes its next virtual stop on our Small Business Recovery road trip in Minneapolis. What support do minority-owned firms in the city still urgently need, and what opportunities at the federal and local levels are being created to help these businesses recover and thrive long-term?
Tuesday, July 13
1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT
- Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN), Member, Committee on Small Business
- Mayor Jacob Frey, Minneapolis
- Henry Jimenez, Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center, Minneapolis
- Kenya McKnight-Ahad, Founder & Owner, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance
- Sen. Eric Pratt (R), Minnesota State Senate; Chair, Committee on Jobs and Economic Finance and Policy
- R.T. Rybak, President & CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation
- Alfredo Martel, President & CEO, Metropolitan Economic Development Association
- Laurie Nordquist, Central Region Lead, President & Minnesota CEO Community Banking, Wells Fargo & Company
- Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
Questions for our speakers? Join the conversation using @TheHillEvents and #TheHillSmallBiz.
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Wells Fargo is donating approximately $420 million to help small business owners recover from the pandemic. Learn more about the Open For Business Fund.