Bringing Innovation to Economic Development – In this episode, host David Ponraj talks to Tina Kapoor, Economic Development Manager for the City of Fremont, CA. The two discuss innovation in the public sector, making the most of an economic crisis, creative partnership, and inclusive ways to make starting a business easier. Over a 20-year period, Tina built a career in economic development, excelling in the creation of innovative programs in partnership with private partners to nurture businesses and entrepreneurs. She has been honored as a Top Women of Influence in Silicon Valley and has crafted unique programs to support women and immigrant-owned entrepreneurs, small businesses, and underserved communities.

Learn more about Tina’s work at: www.thinksiliconvalley.com

About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers. 

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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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