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Social Enterprises Surpass Small Businesses in Turnover Growth
In a recent report by the Social Enterprise UK, social enterprises have topped established small companies in increasing turnover during the past year. Usually, social enterprises support their...more



Federal Way City Council Gives Funding Nod for Economic Development Director Position
The Federal Way City Council has recently given its funding approval for an economic development director position during its most recent meeting. The new director for Federal Way, WA would make...more

Dearborn Heights Presents Proposals for Community Development Block Grant
Dearborn Heights officials hope to tap into the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant by presenting proposals. The Community Development Block Grant funds are geared for...more

Community Development Block Grant and Social Services Grant workshop in October
The City Council of Naperville will host a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Social Services Grant workshop in October. The workshop will discuss funding priorities for the two grant...more

New Boston Fund and ACDC Commence Construction on One Greenway
New Boston Fund, Inc., a private equity real estate investment, development and management firm, and Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC), a community-based organization serving Greater...more

Transparency Call for Economic Development
The public needs to perceive a certain kind of transparency or openness from the government in order to know what and who they are dealing with. When it comes to economic development, openness is...more

Meet Peter Thum, Serial Social Entrepreneur
Peter Thum is referred to as a serial social entrepreneur. He's the founder of Ethos Water, an organization that aims to help provide children access to safe, clean water. Thum also created...more

Planting Seed Spots to Help Social Entrepreneurs Bring Ideas To Life
A Phoenix, AZ-based organization, Seed Spot, works to assist social entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas to fruition. Seed Spot provides social entrepreneurs the necessary tools, financial...more

WRF Leads Family Farming to Reduce Poverty and Boost Food Stability
The World Rural Forum (WRF), an association for meeting and examining rural development, led its campaign to reduce world hunger and poverty. The campaign compelled the U.N. General Assembly to...more

Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids
Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids. James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need...more




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Social Enterprise Launches Hand-Woven Fashion to Empower Women

Social Enterprise Launches Hand-Woven Fashion to Empower Women
Uchit, operating as a social enterprise that means ‘fair’ or ‘just’ in Hindi, seeks to...

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