October 20: Cultivating a Commonwealth-Wide Small Business Ecosystem

Cultivating a Commonwealth-Wide Small Business Ecosystem

Wednesday, October 20

2:30pm – 4:30pm EDT

COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on Massachusetts. Local companies have been instrumental in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, solidifying the Commonwealth’s reputation as a hub of innovation and industriousness. The Commonwealth is also home to a vibrant ecosystem of dozens of core industries, small businesses, and enterprises that, together, are the heartbeat of its thriving local economy. As the pandemic eases, there is a tremendous opportunity to strengthen this economic ecosystem through small businesses development that builds equity, resilience, and wealth. During this session, expert speakers will discuss best practices for strengthening small business ecosystems in Massachusetts’ cities, suburbs, and small towns.

Bobby Boone
Founder & Chief Strategist
&Access Retail
Calvin Gladney
President & CEO
Smart Growth America
Tina Leone
Ballston BID
Ilana Preuss
Founder & CEO
Recast City