The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the economic inequities in communities of color, emphasizing persistent gaps in healthcare, employment, and education. The actions regional leaders take is imperative to propelling a thriving, inclusive economy.
The Town of Babylon has exhibited leadership on this front through its Economic Inclusion Initiative—an innovative program providing financial, technical, and legal assistance to minority, women and veteran entrepreneurs (MWBE) within the Town. Through the Economic Inclusion Program, the Babylon IDA has created a benchmark for the state’s IDAs by promoting the inclusion of minority communities through several innovative programs and partnerships.
Join us for a discussion about how these programs have created opportunities for MWBE businesses and how broader adoption of these policies can better New York’s economy and communities.