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Diversity in Business Ownership

On The Point, we discuss the status of businesses owned by people of color locally, and across Massachusetts. What are the issues they face, and how can policy makers and the community support these businesses now, and pave the way for more to prosper in the future? Owning a business can lead to economic stability and prosperity, but people of color have faced historical discrimination and racism when trying to start and sustain businesses.

Guests on the program: 

Segun Idowu- Executive Director, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts

Tara Vargas Wallace, founder Amplify People of Color Cape Cod
 
Christina Bologna, Community Relations Officer, Cape Cod Cooperative Bank
 
Zita Cousens, owner of  Cousen Rose Gallery

Nyanyika Banda, Wagon Wheel B and B (coming soon)
  
Black owned business listings:

Martha's Vineyard

Nantucket

Cape Cod

SouthCoast

Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.