Building Trusted Connections – In this episode of Breaking Down Barriers, guest host Jacqui Dietrich of EIC  is joined by Sarah Siders, Executive Director of Spark (Manhattan, KS), a nonprofit organization with a vision to “connect, resource, and successfully launch entrepreneurs and promote a dynamic and inclusive culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Greater Manhattan region.” The two deep dive into how Spark is using the principles of relationship building to create an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem with members of the Black and LatinX community in leadership positions.

Learn more about Spark at: https://sparkmhk.com

Follow Sarah and team on Twitter: @sarahsiders

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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