Access to Capital – On this week’s episode economic opportunity champion Demetra Brown shares her journey to disrupt silos in the interest of better serving entrepreneurs in Dallas, Texas. As Senior Director with The DEC Network, Brown oversees the organization’s ecosystem-building coalition working to support underrepresented small business owners throughout the small business ecosystem. She and host David Ponraj explore innovative ways to increase access to capital for entrepreneurship to drive wealth creation in historically disinvested communities.

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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