Urban Economic & Small Business Development Roundtable – Wichita Kansas


Economic development and economic disparities among African American communities has been a consistent national topic.​

Focus – Using Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy in African American Communities


​This roundtable presentation and discussion’s is facilitated by Sr. Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Dell Gines MBA, CeCD

Its purpose is to introduce local community stakeholders to an emerging model of entrepreneurship-based economic development called: “Grow Your Own.” This promising strategy is a new tool communities can use to improve local communities and reduce economic disparities among African Americans.​

Target Audience

Economic and small business development organizations, neighborhood and grassroots organizations, education organizations and faith based organizations.

General Agenda

 Lunch and Networking

 Federal Reserve Bank: “Grow Your Own” Presentation

 Roundtable Discussion and Stakeholder Feedback

Time and Place

September 30th from 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Kansas Leadership Center

325 E Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67206

RSVP: The event is free and lunch is included but you must RSVP by September 23rd! Space is limited.

Reserve your spot at: http://bit.ly/1gzK4kj

If you have questions, call Ted Kriwiel at 316-425-0214.

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