This fall, BLC is co-sponsoring a series of Equitable Development Workshops. These workshops are a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention, Hennepin County, Nexus Community Partners, Twin Cities LISC, and BLC.
The goal of the workshop series is to help community advocates, city staff and officials, businesses, and others plan for equitable development in LRT corridors, with a focus on the suburban context. They are free and open to all and food will be served.
September 13th, 4-7 pm: Equity Advances Economic Growth: Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Registration is open! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equity-advances-economic-growth-tickets-48934257682
Moderator: Shauen Pearce, Economic Development & Inclusion Policy Director, Minneapolis Mayor’s Office
Panelists: Isabel Chanslor, Neighborhood Development Center; Bill Blazar, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Jackson George, Liberian Business Association
October 10th, 4-7 pm: Housing Affordability Grows Healthy Communities: Preservation and Production
November 8th, 4-7 pm: Community Development Innovation and Opportunity in Diverse and Changing Suburbs