Why Building an Inclusive Ecosystem Requires “Getting Proximal” – Evan Fay leads the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s holistic strategy to serve entrepreneurs through creation of, and investment in, programs and infrastructure. He joins host David Ponraj to talk about pioneering the ecosystem builder role within a traditional chamber of commerce setting. Evan explains how the motto, “get proximal,” informs their work and why building a more inclusive business ecosystem means focusing not only on the diversity of the region’s entrepreneurs but on the diversity of resources and providers serving them.
Learn more about Evan’s work: www.okcchamber.com
Check out the Launch OKC Metro platform: www.launchokcmetro.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!