Catalyst Network Discussion Series

This series offers insights from thought leaders on inclusive economic development. We examine key strategies discussed by expert practitioners and researchers seeking to drive equitable growth. Topics covered include perspectives from influential economic developers, policymakers, community builders, social entrepreneurs, and more. With insights from these respected voices, the series provides an inside look into the latest thinking on economic innovation and progress. Follow along as we engage with those at the forefront of driving opportunity, prosperity, and positive change in communities.

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Unleashing Hidden Talent: The Transformative Impact of NEW BOOST™

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series | 0 Comments

In today's ever-changing and interconnected world, the value of diversity and inclusion in the workforce cannot be overstated. Yet, many talented individuals with...

Equity & Inclusion Discussion: Giving a voice to underserved communities

by | Sep 27, 2022 | Breaking Down Barriers,Catalyst Network Discussion Series,Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development | 0 Comments

EPISODE 11 In this discussion, we are joined by leaders in the field who are forging powerful diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives to expand economic...

Small Business Owners- Economic Impact of Microbusinesses

The Economic Impact of Microbusinesses

by | Jul 12, 2022 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series,Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development | 0 Comments

Written by Jodi McLean, Chief of Staff and Business Development at Economic Impact Catalyst. Economic development efforts have traditionally focused on attracting and...

Empowering Micro Business

Empowering Microbusinesses to Enrich Communities

by | Jun 16, 2022 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series,Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurship spans a wide spectrum; From the self-employed entrepreneur looking autonomy to the high growth startup entrepreneur who wants to make a big impact. The...

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Trailblazing advancements in access to capital for small businesses

by | Apr 11, 2022 | Breaking Down Barriers,Catalyst Network Discussion Series | 0 Comments

EPISODE 4   Access to capital is the biggest barrier to building a thriving small business sector. Innovation is the only way out. This episode features the audio...

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2022 Catalyst Network Discussion Series – Access to Capital

by | Mar 22, 2022 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series | 0 Comments

Are entrepreneurs in your ecosystem struggling to find and access the capital to start and grow their businesses? Are you struggling to make an impact? Join the EIC...

Impact of Entrepreneurship

Recognizing the Impact of Entrepreneurship in Our Economy, Part Two

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series,Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development,Leveraging Data & Technology | 0 Comments

How do we recognize the impact of entrepreneurship in our  economy towards the development in our communities? What approaches are moving the needle in breaking down...

Impact of Entrepreneurship

Recognizing the Impact of Entrepreneurship in Our Economy, Part One

by | Dec 6, 2021 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series,Essentials of Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development,Leveraging Data & Technology | 0 Comments

This panel discussion was recorded as part of the 2021 Discussion Series where visionary economic developers, entrepreneurship ecosystem builders, and policy experts...

Economic Impact Catalyst Story Telling- Pam Lewis

Economic Impact Catalyst- Story Telling

by | Dec 4, 2021 | Catalyst Network Discussion Series | 0 Comments

Story Telling - Economic Impact Catalyst  Pam Lewis Case study exploring how Detroit created a inclusive culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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