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Report: Racial wealth gap, discrimination block minority businesses from financing
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Report: Racial wealth gap, discrimination block minority businesses from financing
Disparities in family wealth and discriminatory lending patterns are major contributors to Black and Latino entrepreneurs accessing capital and loans to start and grow businesses in Massachusetts, according to a study released by the Boston Foundation last week.
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Think PPP isn’t for you? ? Here are six reasons to think again
Recent changes in the Payroll Protection Program intended to address systemic inequities, combined with free help for small and underserved businesses in Massachusetts, mean that minority- and women-owned businesses should take another look before the program sunsets at the end of May.
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Janey pushes for more equity in city contracts
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Janey pushes for more equity in city contracts
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced a $2 million supplier diversity plan, following up on the lack of city contracts for Black-owned and women-owned businesses revealed in the city’s disparity study.
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Black, Latino groups file federal complaint against Walsh administration over contracting
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Black, Latino groups file federal complaint against Walsh administration over contracting
A coalition of minority business advocates filed a complaint against the city of Boston Monday, alleging that the city discriminates against Black and Latino-owned businesses in its $2.1 billion in annual contracting.
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Blacks getting slim share of city dollars
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Blacks getting slim share of city dollars
The numbers, which confirm previous studies, show just a handful of businesses owned by people of color did business with Boston over the last four years, despite the Walsh administration officials’ professed commitment to expanding opportunities.
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