Newark: Strengthening Community Supports for Small Contractors

The city of Newark is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.
by The city of Newark | June 15, 2018 AT 10:00 AM
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The city of Newark is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color. Cities that are chosen for the project will receive valuable support and resources from experts and peers to help them achieve their goals.

You can help select this year’s City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities’ pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

What is Newark proposing?

The city of Newark proposes to strengthen partnerships with community lenders, technical assistance providers, local colleges and universities, community-based nonprofits and startup incubators—both to connect businesses with existing supports, and to design new ones through their Newark Business Service Providers program. Additionally, Newark aims to engage in education and capacity-building programming to strengthen the likelihood for scalable and sustainable small business growth through the city’s Contractors Development Initiative.

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For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on Local Businesses and Jobs Growth, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.

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The City Accelerator wants your feedback. Ask a question or share your thoughts on the problem and the proposed approach - and we welcome your comment on what a solution would mean for city residents

Be part of the campaign for civic innovation at the City Accelerator, presented by Citi Foundation.

Jennifer S Dorsey

On: 11-24-2018

Newark is poised for success! Citi's support would be an incredible incentive for growth!

Elizabeth Hemingway

On: 06-24-2018

Great, this is what is needed to help the city to become all that it can be. Looking forward to the future

Jon Lee

On: 06-23-2018

A long time coming; the stars are aligned, and the path forward looks to be sustainable. Let's keep it going!

Tl

On: 06-23-2018

Wow

Pete

On: 06-20-2018

This is just so impressive, to see the way that Newark's leaders and organizations from every sector are collaborating with a focus on cultivating local talent and local entrepreneurs. Amazing. So worthy of investment by those outside Newark to show what is possible in so many cities like it.

Shawn Ekwall

On: 06-20-2018

Opportunity of a life time

Jeff Billingsley

On: 06-19-2018

I am a life long resident and business owner in Newark and I fully support this movement!