The local business owners were recognized by the Latino Economic Development Center, Bon Secours Community Works, Kaiser Permanente, and Anchor Group during a graduation ceremony on October 26 at Kirby Lane Park in Baltimore, Maryland.
Across the country, rental assistance programs have aided in the prevention of evictions. This episode of Econo-Mía features a Montgomery County resident who received rental assistance and an LEDC staff member who is on the ground helping tenants access this critical resource.
In 2020, Christie made the bold decision to put nursing school on hold and formalize her side hustle. The path to entrepreneurship was bumpy, but with support from Empowered Women International (EWI), she formalized the bakery and recently moved into a commercial kitchen.
Latinas own less than 1% of businesses in the US. Latina CEO & Founder Daniella Senior shares how she managed to expand Colada Shop and launch Serenata and Zumo with support from LEDC.
The second episode of Econo-Mía features an interview with Renee Perkins, a Washington, DC resident who worked with LEDC's housing team to purchase her first home through the HPAP and IZ programs.
Econo-Mía's premiere episode features an interview with Nathaniel Ru, co-founder of Sweetgreen. As a former small business client, Sweetgreen demonstrates what can happen when we invest in minority-owned businesses.