Rebuilding Urban Communities: Light it Up

Posted by Terrence Isert, January 10, 2017

When it comes to rejuvenating an urban community, expert opinions will often cite a variety of political, social and economic ills that range from the need for education reforms, infrastructure investments, improved racial equality and political reforms among many critical leverage points. Adding citing lighting is not something that leapst to mind. however Detroit has accomplished a milestone on its way to its goal of urban revitalization by doing just that. Read more about the city of Detroit’s latest success here.

Importance of Assessing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

By Terrence Isert, January 8, 2014

What builds a successful ecosystem to support entrepreneurship development? The concept of focusing on enabling environments is a global concerns for development practitioners and complementary to efforts to support entrepreneurs individually or in groups. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs provides a diagnostic toolkit for development practitioners to assess entrepreneurial ecosystems. Access the complete toolkit here.

A recent report from the World Economic Forum also details similar contextual challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face to launch and sustaining their businesses. The importance of access to markets, human capital and financing constitute a trifecta of priorities for budding entrepreneurs. Find the report here.