West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition in Charlotte, NC

In January, Main Street America announced the launch of the Where It Starts: Breaking Barriers to Business project, a $6.3 million, multi-year program to strengthen small businesses and open career pathways for individuals in five cohort cities across the U.S. Funded by Truist Foundation and in partnership with Living Cities, the program will uplift entrepreneurs by providing them with tools and resources as well as collaboration opportunities with community leaders to break down barriers for local small business owners. The five cohort cities are Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Miami, Fla. Within each city, Main Street America and Living Cities are partnering with select corridors to deepen their impact with local support.

One of the corridors is West Boulevard in Charlotte, N.C… continue reading here.