Access to Capital 2: Leveraging Federal Resources

This discussion is part of a monthly speaker series hosted by the City Innovation Ecosystems (CIE) program at the National League of Cities. Each session will explore topics related to inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation. 

A flood of new federal spending provides an opportunity for municipalities and regions to provide equitable opportunities for small and BIPOC-owned businesses. On Wednesday, January 19 from 3-4pm ET, join us to learn how city leaders can harness American Rescue Plan Act funds, the State Small Business Credit Initiative, Economic Development Administration grant programs and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to support local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.

Speakers include:

  • Barbra Coffee, Director of Economic Initiatives, City of Tucson, AZ
  • Karyn Bruggeman, Research Officer, Nowak Metro Finance Lab
  • Michael Wallace, Legislative Director, Housing, Community and Economic Development, National League of Cities

The topics for the next events in the speaker series include: