Can ~100% More Ventures In Majority Black Areas Lead To Faster Economic Development?

8 Aug 2022


The good news: More entrepreneurs are starting ventures in majority black areas, according to a study by the Alliance for Entrepreneurial Equity. The study found a marked surge in entrepreneurial activity in areas with a majority of black residents. New business applications in majority black areas increased by 103% from 2019 to 2021 compared to 54% nationally, and were about 3.5 times higher in 2005.

The study gives a number of reasons for this trend, including:

  • More government financing
  • Greater necessity, even with pandemic relief

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