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.

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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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