Banking on Black enterprise: the potential of emerging firms for revitalizing urban economies

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Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1993 - Business & Economics - 153 pages
Since the 1960s, black businesses have been diversifying and expanding in response to increases in entrepreneurial talent and investment capital. Opportunities created by policies such as procurement set-aside programs have induced better educated, younger blacks to create and expand firms in new lines of business, including wholesaling, contracting, and skill-intensive services. Bates argues that targeting assistance toward these emerging small businesses could go far toward halting the chronic drain of capital and skills suffered by our nation's inner cities.

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Timothy Bates, professor of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, is the author of five previous books on minority business and economic development. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1993-1994.