The Black Women’s Business Alliance (BWBA) is a general public benefit corporation business owned and operated since January 2015. BWBA’s mission is to broaden the aspirations and strategies of black women entrepreneurs that create and expand community wealth. BWBA is searching for a student with experience researching and working with Black women’s social, political, and economic issues. This project will look and select key economic factors impacting Black women’s lives in Minnesota by looking at state and local data, national status reports, and census data. The student researcher will also interview some BWBA members to provide context and framing for final report. This research will be gathered to produce a three-page report that analyzes the five most important economic factors impacting black women’s economic lives in Minnesota. This will be used by BWBA to advocate for members economic needs in the area of policy, programs, and advocacy.
Conducted on behalf of the Black Women’s Wealth Alliance. Supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
The State of Black Women’s Economics in Minnesota.
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